Charity team visits the new upper limb studio for spinal injuries

A spinal injury patient, a white man in his 40s, is holding a ball using a robotic arm. He's wearing a blu pattenred shirt and is using a wheelchair. A healthcare assistant is supporting him.

The Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Charitable Fund’s fundraising team visited the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in September 2021 to learn more about the upper limb technology which was added at the end of the first lockdown in 2020.

The National Spinal Injuries Centre is one of the largest specialist spinal units in the world, and the pioneering rehabilitation work carried out at the centre by Sir Ludwig Guttmann led to the development of the Paralympic Games.

Bucks Charitable Fund’s fundraising team spent time with patients, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists learning more about the equipment which has formed part of its upper limb studio for spinal injuries.

Nelson Garcia of the charitable fund team stated: “Observing the equipment in use was incredible. The patients looked like they were having great fun – I can see how this valuable technology makes such a difference to patient rehabilitation and is able to achieve great clinical outcomes.”

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