We sit at the forefront of innovation here at NNUH, treating patients with a variety of conditions through a multi-disciplinary team comprised of doctors, nurses, therapists and administration staff
Why join us in Neurosciences?
Be Part of Something Groundbreaking
As part of our team, you’ll join the biggest Stroke Unit in the Eastern region, and a Motor Neuron Disease Care and Research Centre of Excellence with a dedicated MND care co-ordinator
A Place where Nurses Gain Intricate Skills
We’ve developed a Stroke Alert Nurse workforce with role extensions, including Dysphagia Trained Nurses, and Nurse who are able to request CT and Doppler scans
Dive into a Specialism
We host specialist Neurology Clinics including MND, movement disorders, Multiple Sclerosis disease modifying treatments, Neuro-cognitive assessments and Dystonia
Consistently Revolutionising New Services
Alongside a dedicated Acute Stroke Unit, we are developing a Thrombectomy Service, and our Epilepsy Diagnostic Service is expanding with a planned move into video EEG telemetry
About our Unit
We operate two inpatient wards: Heydon Ward treats patients with neurological conditions and initial phases of stroke care, while Dunston Ward provides specialist care for patients who have experienced a stroke.
Conditions such as Motor Neuron Disease, Parkinson’s disease, Neuro-infections and Multiple Sclerosis are all treated and managed on our wards, and our experts help produce Cognitive Neuroscience Research and participate in clinical trials.
Specialist Neurology Clinics are also hosted on the unit, focusing on the treatment of MND and movement disorders including assessment of deep brain stimulator implanted patients. Clinics focused on Multiple Sclerosis disease modifying treatments, Neuro-cognitive assessments, Dystonia and headache treatments, including Botulinum toxin and greater occipital nerve injections, are also held here.
We also have strong links to the UEA, and have experts currently contributing to research taking place in cognitive neuroscience.
The unit has 13 monitored beds, and operates with a Nurse-led MDT. While most of our outpatient appointments are held on Level 4, East Outpatients, some patients may also receive support at home from our specialist nurse teams.
Our Neurosciences Centre
Our Neurosciences Centre is made up of a range of experts who can assess, diagnose and treat Neurological conditions. Our neurologists diagnose and treat impaired function of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles and autonomic nervous system, as well as the blood vessels that relate to these parts of the body.
We work with a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach through a team of doctors, nurses, therapists and administration staff who work together to provide the best care for our patients. Our team is extremely innovative with its structuring, and recently introduced a Specialist Neurology nurse led clinic, while a specialist Nurse Associate role is also being developed.
A Headache Specialist Nurse has also recently been appointed to the team, into a newly created post working as part of the MDT, to further enhance the patient care we offer.