Neurocare helps Sheffield’s hospitals

Neurocare helps Sheffield’s hospitals2018-08-24T13:53:58+00:00

We have been helping neuroscience patients at Sheffield’s hospitals since the early 1980’s, by working with local neurospecialists in identifying and helping to fund equipment and facilities that put Sheffield at the leading edge of neurological treatment and care.

The funds we have raised, and continue to raise, have a huge impact on the lives and outcomes for patients and their families.

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

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At the Royal Hallamshire they boast being a leading specialist centre offering the very best neuroscience services which includes pioneering new medical and surgical treatments for both the brain and the spine.

That’s where Neurocare comes in, we support the Neuroscience departments to ensure they have all the equipment that they need to ensure they can provide the best care and treatment to patients.

We are both extremely passionate about neuroscience and together have helped Royal Hallamshire remain as a centre of excellence. Since 1997 we have been working with the neuro wards purchasing life-saving, ground-breaking equipment such as: an Endoscope, a Sonowand for inter-operative imaging, a trauma turning bed, a functional MRI, Dyson fans as well as many other items.

This year we are funding ROSA, a £250,000 robot who will revolutionise the way we can operate on patients with neurological conditions right here in Sheffield. ROSA is the most advanced surgical robot of its kind and could save and transform the lives of people with neurological disorders such as poorly controlled epilepsy, deep-seated brain tumours and Parkinson’s Disease who need complex brain surgery. For more information please head to our ROSA Robot page.

Northern General Hospital

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Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital is home to Osborn 4 neuro-rehabilitation centre. Osborn 4 is where patients who have suffered traumatic brain injury stay in their recovery.

Traumatic brain injuries are the most common cause of death and disability in young people and children. Approximately one million head injuries occur each year in the UK and over 100,000 people are admitted to hospital each year after head injury. A number of these individuals will suffer long term problems that will severely change or limit their lives.

The aim of neurorehabilitation is therefore to minimise these residual problems of brain trauma, to promote recovery from brain injury and to compensate for any permanent alterations that are suffered.

Patients may stay in Osborn 4 for a number of months where we have funded over £25,000 of renovations to create a relaxing environment for families to enjoy time together their loved one is in recovery.

Our commitment to fund Osborn continues in 2017 where we will create an outdoor sensory garden for patients to enjoy.

Sheffield Children’s Hospital

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At Sheffield’s Childrens Hospital they see children aged 0-19 years with complex neurological problems, treating patients for a wide range of conditions including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, brain injuries, brain tumours, pituitary tumours, spinal disorders and Tourette’s syndrome.

In 2015 Neurocare committed to funding projects in the hospitals sleep clinic where they offer a full range of sleep monitoring and treatment including oximetry, oxicapnography, actigraphy, polysomnography (including EEG montage), MSLT, CPAP and BiPAP establishment and titration.

Our first funding project were Actiwatches to help monitor children with narcolepsy’s sleep patterns from the comfort of their own home, so they do not have to stay in hospital whilst being monitored.

Our commitment will follow into the coming years where we aim to fund more equipment to continue to advance the work the hospital does.



The Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) is a research centre with a vision to develop an international centre of excellence for basic through to applied research in neurodegenerative disease to complement the existing partnerships of academic research groups, government and charitable research funding bodies the pharmaceutical industry and the health care sector.

The Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) is an essential development in the fight against motor neuron disease and other common neurodegenerative disorders of the motor system.

Neurocare is a key player in SITraN’s success as we fund multiple research projects that help the centre make key developments within their fields of study.