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Spinal Injuries

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 16238, tabled on 15 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have sustained a spinal cord injury since March 2020, by level of injury.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

29 June 2021

The following table shows the number of acute spinal cord injury (SCI) patients referred for treatment in a SCI centre, by injury, since March 2020.

Injury type

Number of patients

High Tetraplegia


Low Tetraplegia


High Paraplegia


Low Paraplegia


Cauda Equina




Source: National Spinal Cord Injury Database

The average length of stay of patients who are currently in a SCI centre is 72.8 days.

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