Functional MRI

Target: £42,300.00 Large number of specialist procedures are performed at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital every year. These include operations to treat epilepsy and brain cancers. In epilepsy surgery the area of brain where seizures originate is removed whilst in brain surgery operations the surgery will remove the cancerous tissue.  To ensure the best quality of life for [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:29:00+01:00June 23rd, 2016|

Osborn 4 Northern General Hospital

Project cost: £25,000 Osborn 4 is a rehabilitation facility for patients that may have had a very long stay in hospital and suffered life changing injuries or illness but for whom there is real potential for recovery. It is a facility that helps patients to recover with the intention that they will be able to eventually [...]

By |2017-01-15T10:06:17+01:00June 16th, 2015|

Stroke Vaccine Research

Cost – £25,300 Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death and there are 152,000 strokes a year in the UK accounting for 11% of all deaths. The long term goal of this research project is to generate a vaccine that will reduce death and disability from stroke. The project requires various pieces of research [...]

By |2017-01-15T10:07:16+01:00November 11th, 2014|

Improvement of M Floor patient waiting area at Hallamshire Hospital

Project cost: £11,500 Neurocare is currently contributing £11,500 towards the cost of improving the waiting area for patients in the Neurology and Neurosurgery Outpatients Clinic. We were approached by a patient Alison Pickard who was very concerned about the current facilities which are very poor with insufficient suitable seating, chairs without armrests which make sitting/standing up [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:30:19+01:00November 6th, 2014|

Deep Brain Stimulation Project

Project cost: £52,457 Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure involving the implantation of a medical device known as a pacemaker. This sends electrical impulses to stimulate specific parts of the brain and is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other conditions involving movement disorders. The DBS service in Sheffield is one of [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:31:07+01:00November 6th, 2014|

Yorkshire Brain School! Prosthetic Brains for Neurosurgeon Training

Project cost: £6,800 We are extremely excited to be part of a brand new innovation being set-up by neurosurgeon Saurabh Sinha, Deputy Programme Director for Neurosurgery at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals’ Neurosciences department is already a leading specialist centre, offering a full range of neuroscience services, including pioneering new medical and surgical treatments [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:31:21+01:00July 18th, 2014|

Stroke Project

Project cost: £8,600 Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the Western world and the most common cause of neurological disability. Patients who have a stroke due to carotid stenosis (a build up of fatty material – a plaque – in the carotid artery) are at a higher risk of having repeat [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:32:03+01:00June 27th, 2014|

Development of a new Diagnostic Tool for Motor Neuron Disease

Project cost: £8,450 Motor Neuron Disease (MND) is a degenerative illness which has a devastating effect on the body, and usually results in death within a few years from diagnosis. MND causes profound weakness that often affects the arms and legs but it may also affect the tongue. This causes problems with speaking and swallowing [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:32:14+01:00June 27th, 2014|

Research into Using Skin Cells in the Diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease

Project cost: £5,600 Motor Neurone Disease (MND) affects approximately 5000 people in the UK and involves the death of motor neurons that control the muscles in the body. Without the neurons supplying energy and key chemicals, the muscle starts to die, until the patient is left paralysed and eventually dies too, usually 2-3 years after [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:32:26+01:00June 11th, 2014|

Transport monitors for neuro-critical patients

Project cost: £10,316.32 Thanks to your generosity we have now funded two GE B450 Transport monitors to enable neuro-critical patients to be properly monitored during transport (for instance when transferring patients to CT scan/theatre), and to ease the process of moving them around the hospital in a safe and efficient way. These pieces of equipment really [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:33:21+01:00June 5th, 2014|