About Us

The Walton Centre is unique - the only specialist hospital trust in the UK dedicated to providing comprehensive neurology, neurosurgery, spinal and pain management services.

Our specialist staff offer a world-class service in diagnosing and treating injuries and illnesses affecting the brain, spine and peripheral nerves and muscles, and in supporting patients suffering from a wide range of long-term neurological conditions.

external may 13Our Neurosurgery Department is one of the biggest and busiest in the UK, performing around 3,000 elective surgical cases, 2,000 emergency surgical cases and 400 day case procedures each year.

Our Neurology Department operates network of almost 50 satellite clinics at hospital and GP practice sites around the region, bringing our services closer to the homes of the 3.5 million people in our catchment area.

We are the region’s specialist centre for spinal services, and also one of the largest in the country.

Our neuroradiology service is the most comprehensive in the UK, with four MRI scanners, including an open scanner for claustrophic patients; two biplane intervention rooms and the most advanced CT scanner available.

Our Pain Management Programme is regarded as a model of best practice for helping patients with severe and chronic pain.

We host the Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network, ensuring that patients receive rehabilitation services at the location and level of care most appropriate to their need; and we are one of only four hospitals in the country to provide hyper acute rehabilitation care.

We have a dedicated Neuroscience Research Centre which runs a range of research studies, linking with partners in industry, academia and the NHS.

Today around 1,300 staff work for The Walton Centre, and we treat more than 100,000 patients each year with conditions including:

  • Head and spinal trauma injuries
  • Tumours of the central nervous system, both cranial and spinal
  • Neurovascular diseases
  • Epilepsy (including a full surgical programme)
  • Movement disorders (including the provision of a deep brain stimulation service)
  • Pain, with a particular focus on trigeminal neuralgia
  • Multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease
  • Chronic neuropathic pain, facial pain, headache and migraine

Our mission, vision and values

Our mission is to provide a high quality of treatment,care and patient experience in the most appropriate place for the needs of our patients.

Our vision is to provide our patients with excellent neurosurgery, neurology, pain, spinal and rehabilitation services, built on research and education and delivered with care, dignity and compassion in line with the Walton Way.

Our values underpin everything we do. They are:

  • Caring
  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Pride
  • Openness