The neurology directorate is based at The James Cook University Hospital, with a weekly neurology outpatient service at the Friarage Hospital.
The unit is based on Ward 27 (with a variable number of neurorehabilitation beds on Ward 26), and staffed by consultant neurologists, specialist registrars, senior house officers and a team of experienced nurses.
Ward telephone no: (01642) 854527
The ward specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of neurological, neuromuscular and muscle diseases that require specialist consultation.
Inpatient and day case patients attend the ward, which admits both elective and emergency cases. Consultative services are provided to other specialties and hospitals.
We have specialist nurses in the following areas who assess and treat patients and run clinics:
- multiple sclerosis
- CJD/motor neurone disease
- parkinson’s disease
In addition to medical and nursing staff, the following healthcare professionals are involved with our patients’ care – physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians and speech and language therapists.
The directorate also encompasses the department of neurophysiology which has two consultant neurophysiologists and the disablement services centre.
Regular peripheral clinics are held at Darlington, Hartlepool, Whitby and Bishop Auckland.