Rick Acland remains in good fettle despite reports of his retirement! He has resigned from the Burwood Spinal Unit, but continues to consult for the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit.
He remains very enthusiastic about the research being carried out by the SCIRF team in Auckland. He lauds the good work being done by both Units in the rapid retrieval and stabilisation of persons with acutely injured spinal cords in the hope of getting better outcomes. He remains cautious about the potential benefits of stem cell implants but follows the experimental use of electrical stimulation with great interest.
Initially a Trustee, Dr Rick is now our Medical Patron.