Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII) was founded in 1993 to offer positive support to everyone who sustains a spinal injury, as they try to deal with this life changing situation. 95% of those who sustain a spinal injury will never walk again and therefore have to come to terms with life as a wheelchair user. This affects every aspect of their lives. Located in the grounds of the NRH in Dun Laoghaire, SII begins to work with patients during their stay in the NRH, meeting with the individual and their families and explaining the support that will be available to them when they leave hospital.
Mission Statement – Our Aims
- To provide relevant and effective support services for individuals with a spinal cord injury and their families.
- To raise awareness relating to the physical, psychological and emotional impact on the individual with a spinal cord injury.
- To work for equality and equitable treatment for all members.
- To promote the welfare of people with spinal cord injuries throughout Ireland.
- To assist in the relief, rehabilitation and employment of persons who have sustained a spinal cord injury in Ireland.
- To encourage and support every discipline within the medical profession in their research, study and development of rehabilitative medicine.
Support Services & Services Provided
Spinal injuries Ireland deals on a daily basis with both the emotional and practical issues facing people with a spinal cord injury, as well as providing support for their families as they try to deal with this life changing situation.
SII works to achieve the ultimate goal of true social inclusion for those with Spinal Cord Injury with no barriers to a full and independent life. We work to achieve change in terms of service provision, public awareness and prevention.