The neurosurgical unit can be found on ward 24 (with a variable number of neuro-rehabilitation beds on ward 26) at The James Cook University Hospital.
Our staff provide a wide-range of healthcare expertise for outpatients, inpatients and adult patients who come into hospital as an emergency including:
- head injuries and other traumas
- brain haemorrhage
- brain tumours
- surgical intervention for spinal injuries and abnormalities
Due to the nature of admissions and the wide range of surgical procedures performed, the ward has its own high dependency unit (HDU) staffed by specially trained nurses.
Ward telephone number: (01642) 854524
As well as medical and nursing staff, a number of healthcare professionals are involved with our patients’ care including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians and speech and language therapists.
Many of our consultant neurosurgeons work with other specialties including paediatrics (children), cranio-facial surgery and orthopaedics. The ward also has a neuro-oncology nurse specialist for patients with brain tumours.