The National Brain Appeal

Neurosurgical & Spinal Theatres and Research Suite

To create enhanced surgical facilities including a specialist spinal operating and research suite and a dedicated daycare suite for neurological patients.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (290173)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,220

Amount raised

£8,600

Donations

14

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research

    Helping

Location

  • ‚ÄúThese new operating theatres are essential if we are to stay at the forefront of brain surgery in this country.‚Äù

    — Joan Grieve, neurosurgeon and Asosociate Clinical Director for Neurosurgery at The National Hospital

  • “These new operating theatres are essential if we are to stay at the forefront of brain surgery in this country.”

    — Joan Grieve, neurosurgeon and Asosociate Clinical Director for Neurosurgery at The National Hospital

Situation

Spinal cases relate to 29% of all neurological work at Queen Square and 39% of this is complex spine (each year we are seeing a 20% rise in these cases). The current facilities cannot accommodate the advanced equipment that is now available. In addition, improvements in surgical techniques and anaesthesia mean it is now possible (and preferable) for patients to be operated on and discharged within 24 hours but currently we do not have sufficient facilities to enable this.

Solution

Spinal patients would benefit hugely from a state of the art theatre with bespoke facilities that would also enable us to undertake more research in this area and would be additional to the current theatre space. The project will also enable the creation of an additional operating theatre and recovery area dedicated to the vast number of procedures which can now be dealt with within a 24 hour facility.