Why Choose Us?

The Regional Neurosciences Centre at Newcastle Hospitals provides an exceptional service which is unique in the way it delivers care. Here are just a few of the reasons why we are different.

Taking Infection Control Seriously

Our patients are at the heart of everything we do

At the Regional Neurosciences Centre, we are continuously striving to deliver the best quality care for all our patients.

We understand that time spent in hospital may be overwhelming, not only for the patients but also their family, carers and friends. We therefore make it our aim to ensure that any stay with us is as comfortable and relaxing as possible, and to offer reassure at every step.

Neurosciences can often include many complex tests, procedures, treatments and conditions which may be confusing to both new and previous patients, especially as techniques continue to develop. To alleviate any fear, we try to keep patients and their support networks as well informed as possible with up to date information and contacts for support.

For our services to be truly patient centred, the views of patients are paramount; we therefore welcome all feedback, whether positive or negative, so we can continue to develop our services based on real experiences and the opinions of those who matter most –the patients.

Highly detailed image of the brain using CT Scanner

Our national and international reputation

Our team is made up of some of the most highly recognised clinicians in the world. From our consultants and professors, to our nurse specialists and support teams, our staff are constantly recognised for their achievements and skills.

We continue to pioneer the most exciting and cutting edge treatment which not only improves the lives of our patients, but also identifies us as a leading centre for shaping healthcare of the future. This includes our innovative Mitochondrial Service, and our pioneering techniques for stroke treatment- some of which are international firsts.

Following our recent move as part of the £300 million transformation of Newcastle Hospitals, all our services are now based in state of the art facilities at the RVI. These include our brand new neurovascular suite, leading edge imaging equipment with the ability to provide high resolution 3D images, two neuro-interventional angiography machines, a 3 Tesla MRI Scanner and a 64 slice CT scanner, all of which produce the most exceptional anatomical detail to aid rapid diagnosis and treatment.

Nationally recognised surgical experts

Our role as a centre of excellence for training and research

As a teaching hospital, we train the next generation of Neurosciences specialists, and are dedicating to developing and enriching talent in the field. Placements with our team are greatly sought after both nationally and internationally, and we take the finest candidates from medical schools all over the world.

Our relationship with Newcastle University also enables us to research the most innovative and modern methods to improve patient care, and you can find out more about our work together by clicking here. We continue to develop ground-breaking techniques, and our resident clinical staff are highly recognised for excellence in their fields, both nationally and internationally. We always strive to be at the fore-front of any clinical advancement and are therefore able to offer our patients a truly unique, state-of-the-art service.

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