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Spinal Cord Injury

We are renowned for our specialist care for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) no matter the cause. Our personalised team of professionals are extensively trained to provide you with an exceptional level of care, with your comfort, security, and clinical needs as our top priority.

Specialist support for spinal injury care

Spinal Cord Injury is damage to the spinal cord that causes temporary or permanent changes in its function. This could be caused by several diseases such as Spina Bifida or a trauma such as a car accident. A spinal cord injury may impair strength, sensation, and mobility in the body parts below its location.

We have a wealth of experience in: Ventilation and respiratory management; to include the use of Phrenic Nerve Pacers and management of tracheostomy tubes. Continence management to include the changing and ongoing care of catheters, intermittent catheterisation, and bowel management systems. Experience and knowledge of Autonomic Dysreflexia. Experience and knowledge of Oral and Enteral/Parenteral nutrition.

A life-changing difference

Caring for someone with a spinal cord injury can be difficult, but we can help. To assist clients in achieving maximum independence and quality of life, we take a holistic approach to SCI’s.

What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

The spinal cord is part of the central nervous system, it is a long tube-shaped structure that runs from your brain all the way down to your lower back. It carries nerve signals around your body to help you move and feel sensations. A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord caused by trauma such as falls, or a road traffic injury, or non-traumatic causes like tumours, infections, or degenerative and vascular conditions.

Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis

The symptoms of spinal cord injuries depend on the extent and location of the injury. Loss of feeling and control of movement is called paralysis, this can happen immediately upon injury (primary damage) or develop over time (secondary damage).


This term refers to paralysis in the upper and lower body, it affects all four limbs, and, in some people, it can also affect parts of the chest, stomach and back.


The definition of paraplegia is a form of paralysis that affects both legs. If only one leg, or limb, is paralysed this is called monoplegia.

How HASCS can help

As a specialist provider of complex care HASCS are here to help. If you or your loved one has been affected by a spinal cord injury, our highly trained team of nurses and healthcare assistants can support you within the comfort of your own home. We know fully how drastic the impact of an SCI can be, we can help with day-to-day care and assistance, rehabilitation, and integration back into the community, helping you to navigate life with an SCI.

Speak to our care professionals for comprehensive care solutions tailored to your needs

We welcome referrals from case management teams, local authorities, NHS Trusts and integrated care boards, charities as well as directly from the home and family. Upon referral, our team will contact you, where they can talk you through the entire process and guide you through each stage, as well as answering any questions you may have.