Important: To keep everyone safe during Alert Level 2, visiting people in hospitals is restricted. Whaanau who visit should arrange visits in advance with the ward Charge Nurse. More details here.
The Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit (ASRU) is a supra-regional spinal injury rehabilitation service which provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary rehabilitation care for people with spinal cord impairment from the central North Island to the Far North.
ASRU is part of Counties Manukau Health and is located at 30 Bairds Road in South Auckland in close proximity to Middlemore Hospital.
ASRU is one of only two supra-regional spinal cord rehabilitation services in New Zealand, the other service being Burwood Spinal Unit at Burwood Hospital in Christchurch.
Our catchment area's southern border extends from Taumarunui, Turangi and across to Wairoa/Gisborne.
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. For more information, see Inpatient Service.
The outpatient service offers lifelong support for clients living in the ASRU supra-regional catchment area. Patients are either reviewed at the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit in Auckland or at an Outreach Clinic in their local region. For more information, see Outpatient Service.
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR OUR COMMUNITY USERS TO THE GYM
In light of the escalating situation with COVID-19 we have decided to limit the use of the gym to just inpatients and those patients having treatment with a therapist for the time being. As you are likely aware, the health and wellbeing of all of our patients is a priority. We need to consider how we can limit risk of exposure to our in-patients and those whom work with them daily. To limit the risk of exposure, our gym will be closed to the community from 4pm Friday 20th March until further notice.
Outpatient appointments (where you have an appointment to see a doctor, nurse or therapist) will still go ahead at this time but we ask that you come in on time to avoid prolonged periods sitting in our waiting rooms.
Useful links regarding COVID-19 information for Spinal Cord Injury clients
Parafed - Functional Adaptive Movement Classes available during lock down
New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Registry (NZSCIR)
The role of the New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Registry
You can join the registry or find more information, reports and our contact details on the NZ Spinal Trust Website www.nzspinaltrust.org.nz
Spinal and Outreach Consultants