Spinal Cord System of Care (SCSC) Programme Patient Outcomes

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

In 2021, a total of 123 persons were discharged from the Spinal Cord System of Care (SCSC) Programme.   

Of these, 100 patients were admitted to the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Programme (CIIRP) that is, a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation treatment and therapy; and 23 patients were admitted for various interventions such as a short period of assessment or review.   Of the 123 patients discharged:

  • 52 patients – (42%) had a diagnosis of Non-traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
  • 56 patients – (46%) had a diagnosis of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
  • 15 patients – (12%) had a diagnosis of Neuropathic or Neurological Disorders

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

During 2021, the areas considered were:-

Average Waiting Time for Admission

The average waiting time for admission to the SCSC Programme during 2021
was 59 days.

Average Length of Stay

The Average length of stay for patients in the SCSC Programme in 2019 was 89 days.

Discharge to Home*

91% of patients were discharged to home in 2019.

* Rather than back to Acute hospital or residential care.

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