Patients in a Spinal Injury Centre are given a lot of information by the NHS staff. It’s all essential, but it’s also obviously a lot to absorb in a relatively short space of time. On top of that, patients invariably have lots of other questions and issues that generally aren’t covered during rehab, from how to go about going on holiday again to what it’s like returning to work after a lengthy time in hospital. Aspire’s Advisors work closely with the NHS teams to ensure the patients’ questions are answered, often signposting them on to other organisations or working through solutions with the individuals.
Each Advisor is available in their Centre each week and patients can either book in a session with them, or just catch them for a chat. These sessions are all ultimately geared towards ensuring that the patients have greater independence when their rehabilitation is over and they leave hospital.