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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.

COVID-19 INFORMATION – SPECIAL NOTICE

COMMUNITY USERS TO THE GYM
The ASRU gym will be open to community users at COVID-19 alert level 1.

Registered users will need to sign in at ASRU reception for contact tracing and clearly show your visitor’s sticker to access the gym.

If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home.

If you have not been registered with the new agreement/tikanga of the gym, please contact the outpatient therapy team on 09 270 9035

Please note: the ASRU gym will be closed to community users at COVID-19 alert levels 2, 3 and 4.

 
OUTPATIENT APPOINTMENTS
If you have an outpatient appointment (where you have an appointment to see a doctor, nurse or therapist) you will need to sign in at ASRU reception for contact tracing and clearly show your visitor’s sticker. The therapist or nurse will then come and collect you from reception.

If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home and call to reschedule your appointment.

 

Useful links and Contact Information

Parafed - Functional Adaptive Movement Classes available during lockdown

http://www.parafedauckland.co.nz/fam-on-the-move

 

New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Registry (NZSCIR) 

The role of the New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Registry

  • The NZSCIR collects information about people who have had a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) to help improve our understanding of SCI in NZ. This can help improve how we support people with an SCI; how we prevent SCI; and how we can prevent SCI related medical complications.
  • This nationwide registry covers participants with either traumatic or non-traumatic SCI from both supra-regional spinal services in NZ (Auckland and Christchurch).
  • A range of information is collected including age, gender, ethnicity, basic SCI data and where treatment was received. If consent is given, we add details about participants’ treatment, complications, rehabilitation, and medical conditions.
  • We follow consenting participants to see how SCI affects those in the community and what services are needed to ensure ongoing community participation.

Further information

You can join the registry or find more information, reports and our contact details on the NZ Spinal Trust Website www.nzspinaltrust.org.nz

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