Spinal Cord Injury Center, NordenskiöldinkatuKeywords:
- spinal cord injuries
In the Spinal Cord Injury Center at the Synapsia building, we treat patients with spinal cord injuries. The Spinal Cord Injury Center houses the Ward for Demanding Rehabilitation and the Spinal Cord Injury Outpatient Clinic.
Appointment booking and cancellationsPhone, Ward secretary: 09 471 71389
Rehabilitation instructorPhone, Rehabilitation instructor: 050 342 4161
Social security, disability services, vocational rehabilitationPhone, Social worker: 050 436 0450
Matters related to medical carePhone, Nurse: 050 513 1862
Email (only cancelling of a booked appointment)Email, Email (only cancelling of a booked appointment): @email
Ward SecretaryPhone, Ward Secretary: 09 471 71229
OfficePhone, Office: 09 471 71230
Spinal Cord Injury Outpatient Clinic
We are responsible for the life-long monitoring of persons with spinal cord injuries after the acute-phase treatment and immediate rehabilitation in the HUS Specific Catchment Area. We also monitor patients with spinal cord injuries for the rest of their lives. HUS Spinal Cord Injury Outpatient Clinic is one of the three centers in Finland (HUS, TAYS, OYS) where the special level of treatment, rehabilitation, and life-long follow-up of people with spinal cord injuries has been centralized by Government decree (336/2011).
Our multidisciplinary working group consists of a physiatrist, nurse, rehabilitation instructor, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, and a social worker. Our experts work together with experts from different fields. We cooperate on assessing a patient’s functional capacity and mobility, health, mental and social situation, and on evaluating the need for medical and professional rehabilitation and assistive equipment. We function as the coordinating unit for the treatment of a spinal cord injury patient.
Ward for Demanding Rehabilitation
At the Ward for Demanding Rehabilitation, we rehabilitate spinal cord injury patients after the acute stage. Our aim is to offer correctly timed, efficient and multiprofessional rehabilitation. Our key principle is to provide multiprofessional care required by demanding rehabilitation, and around-the-clock nursing promoting the patient’s functional capacity. Our aim is to rehabilitate the patient so that they are able to cope independently in activities of daily life, be mobile, and achieve better quality of life.
Spinal Cord Injury Center is located in Synapsia Building on Nordenskiöldinkatu. Please register before your appointment at the Spinal Cord Injury Outpatient Clinic, Synapsia building, 1st floor.
We recommend that you use public transport if possible when coming to visit us.
There is a limited number of parking spaces. Parking spaces for disabled persons are located on the upper level.
You may retrieve a permit for longer parking from the Validia info desk.
Restrictions on visitations due to COVID-19
We restrict visits to HUS hospitals and units due to COVID-19.
Maisa Portal (opens in new window, links to another website)
You can use our online services by signing in to the Maisa Portal. Once your treatment with us begins, you will receive information on the services you can access in Maisa. These include appointment booking and preliminary information forms, for example.
The Patient Guide site answer the most common questions you might have before, during, and after treatment.