The Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre is one of the leading spinal cord injuries centres nationally and one of eight centres in England designated to receive and treat patients with spinal cord injuries.

Serving a population stretching as far as East Anglia, we are the second largest spinal cord injury centre in the UK and the regional centre for excellence for Yorkshire, North and North-West England, the East and West Midlands and East Midlands.

The Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre provides a lifelong service to a population of patients. Patients are referred to us from across the UK. We also care for patients whose initial hospitalisation occurred abroad.

With a focus on empowering our patients to live as independently as possible, our purpose- built facilities include three dedicated wards, an outpatients centre, and specialist physiotherapy and occupational therapy units. 

Around 200 staff, who are specifically trained to provide spinal injury treatment and rehabilitation, work from our purpose-built centre. Roles include Consultants, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dieticians, and Radiographers.

Not only will their skills and specialisms enable you to receive the high quality, complex care you need, but it will enable you to achieve the best level of physical and psychological independence as you can in your changed situation.

As well as the continuing care in clinical and therapy facilities, we are home to a large, dedicated sports hall used by our patients and as a training facility for both the Sheffield Wheelchair Sports Club and the Sheffield Steelers’ wheelchair basketball team.

Our facilities exist to provide you with the comprehensive care in a welcoming and highly supportive environment.

Our dedicated wards are equipped with four ventilator support beds and our therapy unit contains a specialised gym, a hydrotherapy pool and an in-house flat in which patients can practise vital skills when they return to the community.

We also provide investigation facilities with provision for daycase surgery in our outpatient department and community liaison services. 

The Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre was officially opened by HRH The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal on 1 February 1995.