Latest information from QENSIU
Please see below for the latest information from Dr. Alan Mclean, Lead Clinician at the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit.
We continue to look after emergency admissions from throughout the country.
We are still seeing a small number of out- patients in the Unit who require face-to-face consultations or regular procedures. Most out-patient consultations are being held by telephone or video-conferencing. There may be a delay for patients requiring routine follow-up and we ask for your members’ patience during this time.
We continue to rehabilitate patients and to maximise their independence. We are unable to undertake home visits and other trips outwith the Unit but are working with Horatio’s Garden staff to find more rehabilitation opportunities within the Unit and garden. We have cancelled all visitors in line with national policy. We have provided ipads and other devices to help patients speak to their families.
We have given the Government details of our 250 most vulnerable patients in the community who have high tetraplegia. The Government will contact these people directly with details of available care and support known a “shielding”. We are aware that other SIS members who do not fit into this group may also have difficulties with support in the community. We are taking advice on the best way of identifying these other vulnerable people without unnecessarily causing alarm in the fitter group who are able to look after themselves.
If you have any concerns or would like more information please contact Spinal Injuries Scotland on 0800 0132 305