Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit (ASRU)
Public Service, Spinal
How to refer to Inpatients – click here.
The Inpatient Unit consists of 20 beds dedicated to short term spinal cord rehabilitation for patients aged 15 and older who have sustained neurological deficits from a spinal cord injury due to trauma, injury or illness.
The interdisciplinary team includes rehabilitation medicine specialist, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, dietitians, psychologists and sometimes speech and language therapists who, with the client and their family, establish goals and an individual rehabilitation programme. Every person’s rehabilitation is aimed at gaining maximum independence and skills for reintegration into the community and into life roles.
The team works closely with community and provider services such as ACC to ensure client needs are met and discharge planning is well coordinated.
Once a patient is discharged the outpatient service provides lifelong support.
Clients admitted are usually covered by ACC or Ministry of Health funding, however we do also admit private or insurance funded clients.
A patient information booklet is provided upon arrival at the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit. This booklet provides useful information to assist the person and their family/whanau during their inpatient rehabilitation stay.
See Patient & Family Information Booklet here
Patient & Family Information Booklet
(PDF, 1.2 MB)
Updated January 2020