COVID-19 Restrictions to remain in place at our hospital

We would like to remind you that the restrictions currently in place across the NHS will remain for the foreseeable future. This includes limitations on visiting patients, and infection control measures such as wearing face masks, temperature checks and maintaining social distancing when at our hospital.


Service detail

The Neurology service provides specialist care to patients across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man. Our network of satellite clinics operates from 15 acute hospitals, providing both outpatient services and support to inpatients. It is a large and busy neurology service which in 2020/21, saw almost 70,000 new and follow up outpatients and treated over 3,500 inpatients in either The Walton Centre’s day case or ward facilities.

A multi-skilled professional team includes 46 consultants and 28 specialist nurses, who work alongside an experienced therapy team to provide the holistic and multidisciplinary care required for our patients. Sub-speciality clinics are also provided in epilepsy, movement disorders, headache, neuromuscular, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, vascular and neuro myelitis optica.

Neurology Consultants

Dr Wojciech Pietkiewicz

Dr Wojciech Pietkiewicz is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

Dr Sundus Alusi

Dr Sundus Alusi has been a Consultant Neurologist since 2004 and has a special interest in movement disorders. Since 2020 she has been the clinical lead for movement disorders at The Walton Centre. 

Dr Roger Mills

Dr Roger Mills is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

Dr Udo C Wieshmann

Dr Udo Wieshmann is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

Dr Baba Aji

Dr Aji is currently a Consultant Neurologist, specialising in epilepsy at The Walton Centre and also provide general neurology clinics to Ysbyty Gwynedd and in North Wales. 

Dr Christine Burness

Dr Christine Burness is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre. She is joint clinical lead of the Functional Neurology Team and also the Trust Guardian of Junior Doctor Safe Working. 

Dr Anita Krishnan

Dr Anita Krishnan is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre, specialising in headaches and CSF pressure disorders.

Dr Jay Panicker

Dr Panicker is currently the lead for risk and clinical governance in neurology.

Related Services

Headache Service

The service provides clinics to support four consultants specialising in headaches

Epilepsy Specialist Nurse Service

Our specialist nurse service provides patients, families, carers and other health professionals information and advice regarding epilepsy and its management.


Epileptic seizures occur when there is an episode of abnormal electrical activity within the brain.

Parkinson's Disease Nurse Specialists

Providing specialist advice, support and education for patients, and their carers, who have Parkinson’s disease and related disorders

Neuromuscular disorders

We offer a comprehensive diagnostic, therapeutic and support service for adult patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMD)

Motor neurone disease

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones.

Neurogenetic disorders

The Walton Centre runs a clinic for patients with a range of neurogenetic disorders, principally various forms of cerebellar ataxias.

Neuromyelitis optica

Neuromyelitis Optica is a rare neurological condition and is characterised by relapses affecting the optic nerves  and spinal cord.


Page last updated: 10 August 2021