NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service – An Opportunity to Contribute & Make a Difference

  • The NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service are looking for people  with a spinal cord injury to join its network and participate in its work
  • Join their committees, take part in their reference of project groups, help provide feedback on resources amongst other activities
  • If you’re looking to make a difference in the spinal cord injury community and this interests you, contact the NSW SSCIS today
  • Contact: m 0404 010 918 or email Frances.Monypenny@health.nsw.gov.au
  • Closing Date: 30th April 2017

The NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service, a clinical network of the Agency for Clinical Innovation, is seeking people with a spinal cord injury to join the network and participate in its work. Depending on your interest and availability, a range of opportunities exist for people with spinal cord injury to contribute to the work of the Network including participation in committees, reference or project groups, organised forums and providing feedback on resources etc.

SSCIS is a clinician based group led by a steering committee and a clinical development committee which includes doctors, nurses, allied health staff, non-government organisations and consumers. The current major project for SSCIS is the review and further development of a model of care for spinal cord injury in NSW.

SSCIS was established in 2002 to work with the relevant Local Health Districts and the Ministry of Health in NSW to coordinate, network, enhance and review spinal cord injury (SCI) services to best meet stakeholder needs. The SSCIS is committed to ensuring that people with SCI residing in NSW receive the highest quality services, coordinated in collaboration with other stakeholders to facilitate individual independence and achievement of personal goals. The scope of the SSCIS encompasses both traumatic and non-traumatic injuries requiring specialised SCI services. It is acknowledged that individual practitioners within the SSCIS also contribute their expertise and clinical services outside this scope of service, such as spina-bifida services and the surgical management of spinal column injuries not resulting in neural loss.

If you are interested in finding out more about the network and opportunities to participate, please contact Frances Monypenny, Network Manager, State Spinal Cord Injury Service on either m 0404 010 918 or email Frances.Monypenny@health.nsw.gov.au by 30th April 2017. Further information about the ACI and the SSCIS are available at https://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/networks/spinal-cord-injury/about

NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service