The National Spinal Injuries Unit has been located at the Mater Hospital since 1991. The unit is the only one of its kind in Ireland and patients are referred in from all over the country. 


The unit provides specialised, coordinated, interdisciplinary, medical and surgical care to patients with spinal cord injuries. This specialist team includes surgeons, nursing staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapits, dieticians, pharmacists and more. 

The surgeons make use of advanced technology and clinical expertise to treat a variety of conditions of the spine including:

  • Spinal trauma
  • Spinal tumours
  • Deformities
  • Infections
  • Degenerative spinal conditions

There are weekly multi-disciplinary meetings to discuss and plan care for all patients on the unit. 

Our consultants

Spinal forms