CDU at HRI has closed therefore the pathway for the management of patients requiring MRI for suspected CES has changed.
- In hours
- ED will arrange the MRI scan and review the results and refer to Neurosurgery as required.
- Out of hours
- Patient requires referral to Neurosurgeons stating we are unable to MRI OOH do they recommend transfer to LGI for MRI?
- If Neurosurgeons do not accept for immediate transfer needs referral to Orthopaedics on call
- Patient requires admission: then this is under the orthopaedic team.
The full pathway is Suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome 2019