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Spinal Injuries

Supporting people and the families of people who have spinal injuries, to live safely at home

Superior Healthcare provides tailored, nurse managed packages of care and support for people who have spinal injuries and complex underlying health needs, to live safely at home.

The spinal cord carries messages from our brain which help us to move our body, feel pressure and control vital functions like breathing, blood pressure, bladder and bowels.

Damage to the spinal cord can be caused by a trauma like an accident, or as a result of infection or disease. The higher up you damage the spinal cord, the more movement and sensation will be lost.

Care can depend on the level of injury occurred. This may include hoisting, assistance with personal care and assistance with activities of daily living.

Superior Healthcare provides care and support for people who have spinal injuries and associated conditions.

Specialist needs

Superior Healthcare recognises that clients who have spinal injuries may have other complex health needs and we support people who:

Spinal Injury Facts

The extent of a spinal injury depends on two things; the place of the injury along your spinal cord and the severity of injury to it.

The severity of the injury is often called “the completeness” and is classified as either of the following:

  • Complete. If all feeling (sensory) and all ability to control movement (motor function) are lost below the spinal cord injury, your injury is called complete.
  • Incomplete. If you have some motor or sensory function below the affected area, your injury is called incomplete. There are varying degrees of incomplete injury.

Additionally, paralysis from a spinal cord injury may be referred to as:

  • Tetraplegia. Also known as quadriplegia, this means that your arms, hands, trunk, legs and pelvic organs are all affected by your spinal cord injury.
  • Paraplegia. This paralysis affects all or part of the trunk, legs and pelvic organs.


Paying for Your Care

Superior Healthcare works with people self-funding their care as well as using a Personal Health Budget.  We are trusted by NHS clinical commissioning groups, local authorities, case managers and solicitors including people who have been appointed a Court of Protection Deputy.

Quality Assurance

  • Superior Healthcare is regulated and rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.
  • We work closely with specialist hospitals including the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and the Royal Brompton Hospital.
  • We employ a team of trained carers, support workers and registered nurses who are managed by our Lead Nurse Team who include Registered Nurses and Children’s Nurses.
  • Superior Healthcare has up to date safeguarding and whistleblowing policies and deliver training to all members of our team.

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A care package to suit you

Superior Healthcare provides visits which range from six hours through to live-in care and twenty four hour nursing care.

Get in touch

To discuss your needs on an informal basis with our complex care team call 01227 771122 or fill in the form below and a member of the Superior Healthcare team will call you back

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