National Rehabilitation Hospital

Spinal Cord System of Care (SCSC) Demographics & Activity 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.
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 2013
Average age 52 years
Lower age range 16 years
Higher age range 87 years