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Working in Neurosciences

We are a friendly and enthusiastic team of approximately 60 nurses supported by medical and therapy teams.

Ward 41 is a 36 bedded ward caring for patients following a stroke or TIA. The ward has hyper acute and acute patient areas.

We work within the national service framework to ensure high quality stroke care whilst endeavouring to meet performance indicators.

Neurology – Ward 42

Ward 42 is a 36 bedded ward comprising 24 acute neurological patients and 12 neuro-rehabilitation patients.

The team of nurses provide the care for patients with long term conditions during the acute phases of their illness.

The staff aim to provide high quality of care to maintain patients’ and their carers’ independence, for example for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, to enable their return to their usual place of residence.

Neurosurgery – Ward 43

Ward 43 is a neurosurgical ward with 46 beds and will have patients who have had surgery to the brain or spine.

The nursing team works across the Step Down Unit and ward area on a rotational basis developing the necessary skills to care for patients pre and post-operatively.  We aim to provide specialist nursing care to meet the needs of our patients.

We come across patients and their families from far afield and support them in their life changing experience following trauma or a new diagnosis.

The Neurosciences Department is nationally renowned forward thinking and innovative with a focus on improving services for the future.  We offer an exciting and varied working environment and have a number of sub-speciality areas including neurosurgery, neurology, stroke and neuro rehabilitation.

We have approximately 250 employees of varying experience and skill from support workers to autonomous nurse specialists.

A career in Neurosciences would offer a challenging and supportive career with the opportunity to gain a breadth of knowledge and skill in your chosen area.

We support and promote compliance with mandatory training alongside internal training and development opportunities.

Services we provide:

Inpatient elective & emergency services.

Outpatient pre-op and follow up.

Day Unit providing neurology interventions.

Tertiary referral centre for Neurosurgery and Neurology.

Hyper acute stroke unit.

Clinical nurse specialist support for long term conditions including Parkinson’s Disease and Epilepsy, MS and Stroke.

Large therapy team enabling complex rehabilitation.

Across all of our wards we strive to ensure high standards of care are delivered whist working closely with other teams in the hospital to eliminate pressure sores and reduce incidences of infection. Opportunities are in place for learning on the job and theoretical training sessions to enhance knowledge and develop each individual.

For more information about working in this speciality or to arrange an informal visit contact:

Debbie McBride (Modern Matron) - [email protected]




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