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  • Vera

    The Walton Centre and UCLan lead pilot study into innovative digital stroke rehab tool

    20 January 2022

    A pilot research study into a potentially quality of life-enhancing digital stroke rehabilitation tool has launched. 

  • Fran

    Enhanced Thrombectomy service ‘completely reversed’ effects of stroke for Fran

    12 January 2022

    In October this year, The Walton Centre enhanced the Thrombectomy service to run 24 hours a day seven days a week, enabling hospitals in the region to refer to the service at any time. Thrombectomy is an innovative procedure which involves using guide wires and specialist equipment to remove blood clots from arteries and veins in the brain.

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    New neurology assessment eases bed pressures in Cheshire and Merseyside hospitals

    10 January 2022

    The Rapid Access to Neurology Assessment (RANA) service, developed by clinicians at The Walton Centre, provides patients with direct access to expert neurologists when they visit Emergency Departments with neurological signs and symptoms.

  • Paul and Ray

    The Walton Centre appoints two new Non-Executive Directors

    21 December 2021

    Two new Executive Directors appointed at The Walton Centre.


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    The Walton Centre awarded Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence Status

    16 December 2021

    The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, alongside the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust and the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre, has been awarded Centre of Excellence status after rigorous assessments led by experts from the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission (TJBCM).

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    International Nurses make The Walton Centre their home

    03 December 2021

    Since June, 26 nurses have arrived from Asia and India to work as Registered nurses at The Walton Centre. In the weeks since they arrived, they have been undergoing intensive training and gaining additional qualifications to ensure they have the specific skills to care for our patients to a high standard.

  • Public consultation about hyper-acute stroke services gets underway

    23 November 2021

    The NHS in Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and West Lancashire has launched a 12-week public consultation about the proposal to establish a Comprehensive Stroke Centre at Aintree University Hospital. The proposal aims to improve hyper-acute stroke services, which is the hospital care provided in the 72-hour period immediately after someone has a stroke.

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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.

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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.

  • Hydrocephalus patient

    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. 

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    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. 

  • Christine

    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.

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    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.

  • Andrew W

    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. 


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    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.

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    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.