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About the Spinal Outreach Team

Who are we?

  • 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.

Can SPOT help anywhere in QLD?

  • 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.

How can SPOT help you?

  • 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.

Who can use the SPOT service?

  • 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 fact sheet can be downloaded here

Phone: 3176 9507

Last updated: 11 January 2023