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 40 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.
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.
If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home and call to reschedule your appointment.
Useful links and Contact Information
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