Trips outside the spinal centre are an essential part of the rehabilitation programme for people with spinal cord injury. When the time is right, patients with low or medium levels of paralysis can leave the centre independently or with the help of family or friends. For patients with a higher level of injury, leaving the spinal centre on an individual basis can be almost impossible. The special minibus provided by SSIT helps to expand the range of options available for patients.
SSIT also provides a fund to buy tickets for sports events, visitor attractions and other trips using the SSIT minibus. Use of the fund is co-ordinated between SSIT trustees and social/welfare staff at DOCSTC.