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Feature: What happens to a Muscle Biopsy?
21 October 2021
The muscle biopsy is a regular test that is conducted here at The Walton Centre. It’s a small day case procedure which involves removing tissue from muscle, usually the thigh or leg and rarely other muscles depending on the symptoms.
Feature: Ward Manager Jenni Atkinson Q&A
12 October 2021
Jenni has been a nurse for 19 years, joining The Walton Centre as a Staff Nurse in 2002. As Ward Manager on Chavasse Ward since January 2021, she talks about the positivity which has shone through despite the challenges of the past 18 months.
Walton Centre team complete marathon effort
03 October 2021
A team of staff and supporters from The Walton Centre completed a bespoke course around the streets of Liverpool today as part of the Virtual Virgin London Marathon, raising over £6,000 for The Walton Centre Charity and support excellence in neuroscience, and patient treatment and care.
Doug takes on ‘nine’ peak challenge in three days to raise money for Hydrocephalus team at The Walton Centre
28 September 2021
The 33 year old from Chester is tackling the three Welsh peaks challenge three times over three days in May 2022 to raise money for The Walton Centre Charity. Doug will climb Snowdon, Cadair Idris & Pen Y fan each day for three days to complete the challenge.
New lease of life for Sam after successful shunt operation
28 September 2021
Sam Kristiansen was born with congenital Hydrocephalus, a build-up of fluid on the brain which can cause lasting damage, and has been managing his condition his whole life. At the age of three he was fitted with a shunt, which, until recently, had been working as it should to drain fluid away from his brain.
Join us for our Annual Members' Meeting
15 September 2021
The Walton Centre Annual Members’ Meeting will be held virtually for 2021, on Thursday 30 September, via MS Teams.
Kirkby artist reaches £15k fundraising goal with help from Coronation Street star
01 September 2021
Local artist Steve Randall has raised an incredible £15,000 for The Walton Centre Charity through donations and proceeds from his artwork, which includes his latest sale to TV star and old school friend Tony Maudsley.
Patient drinks innovative ‘pink drink’ to help surgeon remove brain tumour
03 August 2021
When 53 year old Christine Bore had a seizure at home in Southport, little did she know that that cause was a brain tumour. She was quickly referred to The Walton Centre, where Professor Michael Jenkinson diagnosed it as a grade four glioblastoma.
CEO dons running shoes for charity marathon
27 July 2021
Nine staff and supporters are running the Virtual London Marathon this year, raising money for the Home from Home centre. Two of them, Chief Executive Jan Ross (pictured above, left) and Patient Access and Performance Director Laura Abernethy (pictured right), share their reasons for taking part.
Making it to the Tokyo Olympic Games – with help from The Walton Centre
23 July 2021
One of Team GB’s Lead Physiotherapists Andrew Walling made it to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, thanks to The Walton Centre effectively treating his Cluster Headaches.
COVID-19 Update: Monday 19 July
19 July 2021
From Monday 19th July 2021, the majority of COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted across England. Many of the safety measures that have been in place for use in public settings such as social distancing and face coverings will be down to personal choice. It has been decided nationally that the restrictions currently in place across the NHS will remain for the foreseeable future. From 19th July 2021, the existing safety measures at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community - will remain in place until further notice.
Staff and supporters take a leap of faith for charity
19 July 2021
A team of 21 staff and supporters took a leap of faith and abseiled 150 feet down the Liverpool Cathedral at the weekend, to raise money for The Walton Centre Charity and support excellence in neuroscience, and patient treatment and care.
Families continue save and improve lives through deceased organ donation
15 July 2021
New figures out today reveal that The Walton Centre was one of the top 20 centres for organ donation last year. 17 patients who passed away at the hospital became organ donors, contributing to the national effort to save or improve the lives of 3,391 people desperately in need of a transplant in the UK.
Walton Centre team take on a marathon effort
12 July 2021
A team of staff and supporters from The Walton Centre will be taking on the Virtual Virgin London Marathon later this year, to raise money for The Walton Centre Charity and support excellence in neuroscience, and patient treatment and care.
New spinal clinic in North Wales brings care closer to home
12 July 2021
The Walton Centre has extended satellite spinal clinics in North Wales for the first time. The specialist neurosciences trust, based in Liverpool, is working alongside the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt NHS Foundation Trust to bring care for spinal patients closer to home.
Jan Ross announced as new CEO of The Walton Centre
29 June 2021
Jan Ross, former Director of Operations and Strategy and Deputy Chief Executive at The Walton Centre, has been appointed as the Trust’s new Chief Executive. Jan, who has 30 years’ experience working in the NHS, joined The Walton Centre in November 2018. A nurse by background, she has also spent time at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.
‘It was like a light at the end of the tunnel’ Marilyn tells her story of Transverse Myelitis
28 June 2021
In 2015, Marilyn Polak started getting a bad back that wouldn’t go away. Her GP referred her to a neurosurgeon fearing she had a slipped disc, but what was actually going on was far more complicated.
Read David's inspirational story and run the London Marathon for our charity!
27 June 2021
Five years after a life-changing accident, David Lovelady completed the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for the hospital which brought his life back together.
Luke is beating the odds after recovering from brain injury
26 June 2021
Luke Siner was rushed to The Walton Centre in July last year after sustaining a massive brain injury in Liverpool. The 23 year old had emergency surgery, which resulted in having a third of his skull removed to accommodate the swelling in his brain. Now fitted with a titanium metal plate, Luke has made an almost full recovery.
Fighting cancer one day at a time, with help from staff at The Walton Centre
12 May 2021
Annette, 45, was sent for an emergency CT scan at the Countess of Chester, which revealed that the cancer had spread to her brain. She was referred to The Walton Centre for urgent neurosurgery, where Consultant Neurosurgeon Mr Andrew Brodbelt managed to remove the entire tumour.