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 difficult for people with lower limb weakness, insufficient room for wheelchair users, very poor quality furnishings and drab décor. Alison has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and feels that while the staff are very keen to promote a positive attitude to coping with degenerative neurological conditions, the physical environment could only be described as depressing. She feels that the proposed changes (with which she was involved) will create a more relaxed atmosphere will make a huge difference to the patients and be greatly appreciated.

This is such a worthwhile project and one that we are proud to support. Professor Pam Shaw Consultant Neurologist said:

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to create a more comfortable and attractive environment for the patients attending the Out-patient Neurological Service on M floor of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. I am sure that this refurbishment will make a considerable difference to the experience of our patients. The plans were considered and approved by several patient representatives. We are hugely grateful to Neurocare for the substantial funding support they gave to allow this exciting development to happen.”