COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place at The Walton Centre

Restrictions remain in place across the NHS in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety measures in place over the 18 months therefore remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice.

Due to the increased transmission risk posed by the Omicron variant, visiting has been suspended within The Walton Centre except for exceptional circumstances.

Patient Information Leaflets

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Leaflets can be translated on-demand by pressing the 'Accessibility' button at the top of this page, and then choose 'Translate this page'. Alternatively you can request leaflets in another language or format by contacting our Patient and Family Experience Team.

  • Halo jacket system

    The system you are wearing is called a halo jacket system and is specifically designed to hold your neck still whilst the bones in your neck heal, in a similar way to how a broken leg or arm would be put into plaster to stop it moving whilst it heals.

  • Hand hygiene

    Most healthcare associated infections are preventable through good hand hygiene – cleaning hands at the right time and in the right way.

  • High Concentration Capsaicin (8%) Patch

    The 8% capsaicin patch contains a synthetic form of capsaicin which is the compound that gives chilli peppers their heat sensation. The capsaicin acts on pain-sensing nerves in the skin, making them less sensitive to pain. The effects of the 8% capsaicin patch are expected to last for many weeks (on average 3 months or more).

  • High frequency stimulation

    Pain messages are sent along special pain pathways and up the spinal cord, to the brain. Although we may feel the pain in a particular place, such as a joint, nerve or muscle, we only recognise the sensation as pain once it reaches the brain.

  • Homecare medicines

    The homecare medicines service delivers ongoing medicines supplies and provides associated care directly to your home while you are under the care of a hospital consultant.

  • Ilioinguinal Nerve Block

    This injection can be helpful in reducing pain in the groin area. The main reason for doing this block is to reduce pain.

  • Infection Prevention Guidance for Visiitors

    As visitors you play an important role in keeping the hospital free of infection by following these guidelines.

  • Information for Horsley/HDU Critical Care Unit

    This aims to give simple, practical information to people whose relative, friend or colleague is admitted to our critical care unit.

  • Insertion of Lumbar Drain for Patients with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

    A lumbar drain is a piece of flexible tubing that is placed in the Lumbar spine which is connected to an external drainage system to drain Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF). CSF surrounds the brain and spinal cord and acts amongst other things as a cushion to protect them. 

  • Integrated Neurology Nurse Specialists

    The Walton Centre works with partners, patients, carers and the wider NHS as part of a collaboration called the Neuro Network. Through this partnership, we have created a new type of specialist neurology nurse called Integrated Neurology Nurse Specialists (INNS).

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