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Many thanks to SPIRIT for the kind book donation

Following SPIRIT’s donation of a number of books to be Midlands Spinal Injury Centre (Oswestry), SPIRIT has received positive feedback from Mary Watkins, Specialist Psychologist Rehabilitation Practitioner at the MCSI. Mary contacted SPIRIT to say: I’m so grateful to SPIRIT for kindly donating the books. I have already discussed the book with one of our patients and he’s

Earthquake in Mexico leaves people with very serious injuries no doubt including spinal cord injuries

The trustees of SPIRIT would like to extend their condolences to the people of Mexico. The news of the earthquake in their country is devastating. Quite rightly after these natural disasters, the focus is on the number of people who have very sadly lost their lives. Unfortunately, however, many people also sustain very serious injuries in

The Very Alternative Guide to Spinal Cord Injury

Spirit has purchased and donated to the Midlands Centre for Spinal Cord Injury (Oswestry SCIC) ten copies of The Very Alternative Guide to Spinal Cord Injury. The book is an informative look at the ups, downs and side-ways of becoming spinal cord injured. From initial injury, to escaping hospital and beyond; the guide helps those affected

Paralysed man regains use of his arm thanks to new research into spinal injury

The trustees of SPIRIT were very interested to learn of the research that has seen some restoration of functional arm movement to a man with complete paralysis. Through a system of decoding brain signals and transmitting them to sensors in the arm, this has allowed Bill Kochevar (who was paralysed in a cycling accident) to regain some

SPIRIT Conference – 16th March 2017

On Thursday 16th March 2017, the trustees of SPIRIT were delighted to host an acute traumatic spinal cord injury symposium at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. The conference, chaired by some of SPIRIT’s Patrons and trustees, was also kindly supported by Keele University, the Orthopaedic Institute and the Midland Centre for

SPIRIT statement

As a spinal cord injury charity, SPIRIT welcomes the news of Andrew Bell’s progress following his treatment to regenerate his injured spinal cord. To learn more about Andrew’s journey see this BBC news clip on Facebook. SPIRIT is delighted to learn of the research that continues in this area in the hope that one day people

Participants with spinal cord injuries required for a new documentary on the milestones in a baby’s life

SPIRIT 4th One Day Conference Thursday 16th March 2017

ACUTE TRAUMATIC SPINAL CORD INJURY SYMPOSIUM Venue: Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Hospital in Oswestry This is a fantastic opportunity for clinicians and healthcare providers in general hospitals to hear from experienced consultants and leaders in the field of spinal cord injury care and learn more about spinal cord injury. Please click on the flyer, the booking forms (lawyers or clinicians), speakers details

Sad news in the world of spinal cord injury as renowned Professor passes away

The trustees of SPIRIT are very sad to learn that Prof Geoffrey Raisman has passed away. Geoff had been poorly for sometime and passed away peacefully. Geoff was chair of neural regeneration at University College London (UCL). He was of course known for his tireless research work to find a way of regenerating the injured spinal

Patient at Spinal Injuries Centre marries her partner at the hospital

The Spirit Trustees were delighted to learn of the wedding of Tricia Lorenz, a patient at the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre (SCIC), who married her partner of four years, Steve McEntee at the centre. Tricia, from Wrexham, has been a patient at the SCIC (based at Southport hospital) for seven months following a medical