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Friday 23 October 2020
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About the Service

The service in Salford is one the largest and most active in the country, serving one of the largest populations, and delivering audited, high quality outcomes.  


Within the Spinal Department at Salford Royal Hospital we also operate a Spinal Surgery Assessment Service for all outpatient referrals.

The support services for investigation and management of spinal conditions are excellent and include full radiological facilities, as well as a close working relationship with the neurophysiology service in providing intra-operative monitoring for scoliosis / spinal deformity cases.


There are also close links with the paediatric spinal surgery service at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, which enables for excellent transitional care into the adult service.


As well as providing clinics at Salford Royal Hospital the spinal service also provides outreach spinal clinics at the following sites:

  • Leighton Hospital, Crewe

  • Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (Children’s Hospital)


The service comprises of:

  • 17 standard care beds on the Spinal Unit

  • Access to a 10 bedded Neuroscience High Dependency Unit

  • Access to a 22 bedded Intensive Care Unit

  • Access 2 short stay wards F3 and G1

  • Access to 2 neurosurgical wards

  • 1 dedicated spinal theatre

  • Access to a 24 hour emergency theatre