Thursday, June 2, 2011

Journalist Yasmin Jungestedt reports about impressions from Swiss Paraplegic Center in Nottwil

My visit at SPC (Swiss Paraplegic Center) has certainly been an eye-opener. After spending two days visiting at the hospital including multiple interviews, many impressions have to be digested. The consistency of the program aiming at making the spinal cord injured person independent is overwhelming. The entire chain of care is provided within this truly comprehensive unit. The ambitious rehabilitation lasting up to nine months, equips the injured person with a variety of skills that are critical for independent living. The return-to-work program chaired by Karl Emmenegger (picture to the right) is just one of the successful components of this service. Other assets are world-class physio- and ergotherapy, wheelchair mechanics and development unit, pain center as well the entire range of surgical services (spinal surgery, urology, general orthopaedics, neurosurgery, diaphragm pacing surgery, reconstructive upper limb surgery, shoulder surgery and plastic surgery). I am looking forward to returning with more info about specifics on this homepage.

Yasmin Jungestedt