LSA backs Spinal Injuries’ profile-raising campaign

The Spinal Injuries Association has commissioned LSA to raise the profile of issues surrounding the treatment of spinal injuries to political and medical audiences.

The Spinal Injuries Association has commissioned LSA to raise the

profile of issues surrounding the treatment of spinal injuries to

political and medical audiences.



The association estimates that there are around 40,000 people in the UK

living with spinal injuries. It provides counselling services, advice

and a support network for people suffering from spinal injuries.



’If spinal injuries are treated properly within a certain time frame,

the long term prognosis for the patient is much better,’ explained

account manager Simon Hombersley.



He added that the Spinal Injuries Association was particularly keen to

promote quicker referral to specialist care and more funding for the

nine spinal injury units in the UK.



’If you increase funding for the specialist units then you decrease the

long-term cost of care,’ said Hombersley. ’The cost to social services

of helping to care for people with spinal cord injuries could be reduced

with early specialist treatment.’



LSA will also be campaigning to raise the profile of the Spinal Injuries

Association through the media, and increase awareness among doctors

about the value of specialist treatment and rehabilitation.



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