Reimagining what a spinal unit could look like. Grant Sharman was the first patient at the Auckland Spinal rehabilitation unit in Otara in 1977 following a life changing game of rugby at the age of 15. “A ruck formed, they dived in and I broke my neck.
“I broke my neck when I was 13 diving into a pool. After five months at the Spinal Unit I returned to school, but this time in a wheelchair. I had to relearn how to do everything. It’s a very long journey, one that’s ongoing.
MEDIA RELEASE - Today's announcement that $110 million has been prioritised for the replacement of the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit at Ōtara and the General Rehabilitation Service at Middlemore Hospital has been welcomed by Counties Manukau Health.