Neurology

The Walton Centre enjoys a reputation for providing exceptional care to people suffering with neurological problems and long-term conditions.

Our consultant neurologists visit 15 other hospitals regularly, conducting outpatient clinics and a ward referral service. Plans are underway to set up community based neurology clinics in primary care settings closer to patient homes, with the first one established in Birkenhead in May 2012.

Our consultants can also be contacted every day by GPs and consultants at other District General Hospitals who need advice about their patients with neurological problems.

In this way, we try to ensure outpatients and inpatients are treated in their local hospital as often as possible. For those patients who require inpatient or outpatient investigation and treatment at the Trust, our facilities are second to none.

Specialist clinics

We run sub-specialist clinics for: epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, neurogenetic disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), dementia, neuromuscular disease, motor neurone disease, TIA and cerebrovascular disease, myasthenia gravis, headache, sleep disorders and all other neurological sub-specialties.

Inpatients

Our inpatient service has been upgraded to include additional capacity for EEG telemetry assessment of epilepsy patients. There are close links with neuropsychology and neurosurgery for patients needing the latest neurosurgical treatment of epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, tremor and dystonias.

Specialist nursing staff

We are committed to multidisciplinary working, with specialist nurses in epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, headache, deep brain stimulation and myasthenia. We have developed a new type of neurology nurse specialist – Advanced Neurology Nurses - based in the community with links in to hospitals and are able to support patients with a much broader range of neurological conditions.

Teaching and Research

The Walton Centre places great importance on training future specialist nursing and medical staff, and expanding Liverpool medical students’ neurological teaching.

We enjoy close ties with Edge Hill School of Health Studies and the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Liverpool, with whom we participate in a  number of active research programmes.