Spinal Injuries Unit - Outpatient Clinics

How we can help you 

We are only one of two units in New South Wales providing care for people with spinal cord injuries. We strive to make sure our patients are empowered to achieve their maximum possible level of independence and quality of life. Our aim is that all patients and their carers feel informed and confident about treatment options and are actively involved in planning their care.

We have an acute inpatient ward and rehabilitation inpatient ward. 

After leaving hospital our unit will continue to provide support through your local general practitioner (GP) and through our our outpatient clinics.

We will support you with:

  • Respiratory problems
  • Bladder and bowel management
  • Skin pressure wounds
  • Deep vein thrombosis (clots)
  • Pain management
  • Spasticity 
  • Changes is sexual function
  • Mental health 

Our outpatient clinics include:


What we do

Clinic times

Spinal outpatient clinic/ Telehealth clinic

Medical review


Spinal pressure care clinic

Multi-disciplinary clinic for patients with pressure areas after spinal cord injury


Spinal multidisciplinary clinic

Spinal Specialist, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist


Spasticity clinic

Spinal Medical Specialist, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist


Liaison psychiatry spinal clinic

Mental health review


Pain clinic

Medical Specialist; and a multidisciplinary team as required


Seating Clinic

Seating Clinic is a joint service between Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Engineering.

We work with people who are reliant on a wheelchair to determine the most appropriate wheelchair, cushion and backrest for their needs. We provide advice regarding pressure injury management (in relation to wheelchairs and shower commodes) as well as managing postural changes that arise.

To access the Seating Clinic, you must be under the care of a POWH clinician.

Contact details: SESLHD-RehabEng@health.nsw.gov.au

Mon - Fri (by appointment)

Our team includes:

  • Medical staff
  • Nursing staff
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Dietician
  • Speech Therapists
  • Social workers
  • Psychologist
  • Orthotists

You are the central member of your health care team. We will work together with you to set your individual goals and enable personalised rehabilitation that maximises your potential and transition back to the community.

You will need a referral letter from your local general practitioner (GP) or specialty doctor to use this service. Your doctor will need to submit this referral electronically via Healthlink. Your referral will include your medical history, relevant test results, X-ray results and what medicines you are currently taking.

Once we receive this referral and accept it we will send you a letter with your appointment details. We will also send this to your doctor. If we cannot make an appointment for you, we will send you a letter confirming that you are on the waiting list for the next available appointment. If you change your address and/or phone number, please call 02 9382 5847, 02 9382 5931 or 02 9382 5163.

If you need to change or cancel your appointment or no longer require an appointment/be on the waitlist, please call 002 9382 5847, 02 9382 5931 or 02 9382 5163.

You will need to bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health care card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Previous xrays, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results
  • Your regular medicines and a list of all that you are currently taking (or the boxes), including those you take without a prescription such as herbal supplements or vitamins
  • Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame.
  • Your referral from your GP (local doctor) is essential.

When you come to our hospital for your appointment, you can check-in using our electronic check-in kiosks. These are located in our Adult Outpatient Department, Acute Services Building (Botany Street), High Street and Barker Street entrances.

Check-in kiosk


Please let us know if you need an interpreter before your appointment date. You can contact us telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and call 02 9382 5847, 02 9382 5931 or 02 9382 5163.