All members of our Steering Committee are volunteers, and include representatives from State Rehabilitation Service – Fiona Stanley Hospital, Paraplegic Benefit Fund, Spinal Rehabilitation – Princess Margaret Hospital, the Quadriplegic Centre, AbilityOne, Rebound WA, the Neurotrauma Research Program, University of Western Australia, Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) as well as individuals with SCI and family members of people with SCI.
State Rehabilitation Service – Fiona Stanley Hospital
The 140-bed State Rehabilitation Service provides State wide tertiary or specialist level inpatient and outpatient clinical rehabilitation services to people suffering from complex or catastrophic injuries or illnesses such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke and other neurological conditions, orthopaedic conditions and amputations. (http://www.fsh.health.wa.gov.au/Our-services/Service-Directory/Rehabilitation)
Spinal Rehabilitation – Princess Margaret Hospital
The Rehabilitation department sees children and adolescents with physical disabilities and acquired cognitive disabilities. Services include assessments, intervention, education, support, treatments and therapies within our rehabilitation programs. (http://www.pmh.health.wa.gov.au)
Paraplegic Benefit Fund
PBF is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to reduce the incidence and impact of spinal cord injury (www.pbf.asn.au).
Spine & Limb Foundation Inc. (SLF)
The Spine & Limb Foundation is a public health facility providing specialist Residential Spinal Care, Rehabilitation and Home Visiting Services for people with spinal cord injury, a disease of the spinal cord or similar paralysing conditions. (www.slfwa.org.au) Phone (08) 9381 0111.
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA)
A not-for-profit organisation committed to creating independence, dignity and unlimited opportunity for people living with spinal cord injury (www.scia.org.au).
AbilityOne specialise in wealth management for people who have received a personal injury settlement following serious injury (www.abilityone.com.au).
Rebound WA (formerly known as Wheelchair Sports WA)
A not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to improve the health and well being of West Australians living with a physical disability via engagement in lifestyle, recreational and sporting activities (https://reboundwa.com).
Neurotrauma research Program
The NRP provides funding for scientific and clinical research aimed at repairing and regenerating injured brain and spinal cord tissue, and improving long-term functional recovery. The NRP is funded, in part, by the West Australian Government (www.nrp.org.au).
Rocky Bay is a provider of disability services, offering choice and independence to thousands of people of all ages living with disability in Western Australia, with a wide range of services, equipment and facilities. www.rockybay.org.au
University of Western Australia
The University of Western Australia is responsible for almost 70 per cent of university based research in Western Australia, attracting researchers of international standing, many of whom are working in the numerous research centres at the University (http://www.uwa.edu.au/).
Individuals with SCI and Family Members
If you would be interested in becoming a ‘Friend of Spinal WA’ to assist with running events, fundraising and educational events please contact us.