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Spinal Outreach Team

Please note: QSCIS has developed a new website for health and disability professionals and can be found at:  

The resources available on the new website are designed for clinical purposes with the aim of building capacity for acute care, rehabilitation, and community management of spinal cord injury.

Currently there are resources available for bowel and skin management, as well as QSCIS contact and referral information. More resources will be published soon.

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    • SPOT is the community-based team of the Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service or QSCIS.
    • We are a team of experienced nursing, medical, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and social work health professionals.
    • QSCIS also includes the Princess Alexandra Hospital Spinal Injuries Unit (SIU) and the Transitional Rehabilitation Program (TRP) for people with spinal cord injury.
    • Yes, SPOT provides a service to people wherever they live in Queensland.
    • SPOT can be contacted by phone or email. Plus, we can videoconference.
    • We can visit clients and service providers located within 200km of Brisbane, as needed.
    • SPOT also makes trips each year to rural and regional areas in Queensland.
    • We contact clients and service providers before each regional visit so people can let us know if they need an appointment.
    • Please don’t wait until we are scheduled to come to your area. We may be able to help sooner.
    • Useful information about SPOT and spinal cord injury can be found on the QSCIS website.

    Read more about the SPOT regional focus here.

    • We provide information and advice about equipment, support services, health issues, work and recreation, and many other aspects of life with spinal cord injury.
    • You can contact us anytime after your spinal cord injury.
    • We can phone, email, video-conference, teleconference or visit you.
    • We send service reminders to people for the first year following discharge from hospital to remind you to contact us for support with any issues that might arise.
    • We support family and friends of people with a spinal cord injury.
    • We educate and inform service providers about issues to consider when assisting people with a spinal cord injury.
    • We provide information about current research being done around Australia and internationally and the impact this might have for people with spinal cord injuries.
    • People with spinal cord injury who have been formally accepted as clients of QSCIS.
    • Family and friends of people with spinal cord injury.
    • Health professionals or service providers working with people with spinal cord injury.

    SPOT brochure can be downloaded here (PDF 126 kB).

Last updated: 16 March 2021
Latest edition of the SPOT ON (2023 Issue 2) can be found here.
Important information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) for people with SCI can be found here.
New SPOT Phone/Fax Contact Numbers:
  • T: 07 3176 9507
  • F: 07 3176 9514