National Rehabilitation Hospital

Spinal Cord System of Care (SCSC) Outcomes, Demographics & Activity 2016

This section details some information about the Spinal Cord System of Care (SCSC) Inpatient Programme which relates to how we measure the activity; effectiveness; efficiency of, and access to the Programme. 

Outcomes, Demographics and Activity for Inpatient services – 2016

  • 152 persons were discharged in 2016 from the SCSC Programme.
  • 125 of these patients were admitted for the first time to the SCSC Programme for a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation treatment and therapy.  Of these patients, 60 (48%)  had sustained a new traumatic spinal cord injury.
  • 27 additional patients were admitted for other varying assessments, reviews and treatments.

The NRH has committed to a programme of continual review of its service delivery. Following on from reviews, it implements various improvement plans.

During 2016, the areas considered were:

Average Waiting Time for Admission

The average waiting time for admission to the SCSC Programme during 2016 was 72 days.

Average Length of Stay

The Average length of stay for patients in the SCSC Programme in 2016 was 80 days.

Discharge to Home*

78% of patients were discharged to home in 2016.

 

Pre-hospital HSE areas of residence of patients discharged from the SCSC Programme in 2016
HSE Dublin Mid Leinster 28%
HSE Dublin North East 25%
HSE South 29%
HSE West 18%
Gender of patients discharged from the SCSC Programme in 2016
Male 70%
Female 30%
Age Profile of patients discharged from the SCSC Programme in 2016
Average age 52 years
Lower age range 16 years
Higher age range 87 years