Previous projects

Research Into Functional Symptoms

Project cost: £50,000 Project jointly funded with the Ryder Briggs Trust A Research Project to lead to greater understanding of the development of a range of illnesses that cannot be diagnosed as medical diseases or caused by other physical causes. This range of illnesses, which can be incredibly disabling are known in the medical world as [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:35:55+00:00June 7th, 2013|

Patient Diaries

Neurocare has funded Patient Diaries, which allow families of patients on the Neuro Critical and Neuro Intensive care wards to record their loved one’s journey. Irwin Mitchell Solicitors has kindly sponsored these diaries, in the hope that some of the families in Sheffield will be helped by this process. It is often very therapeutic for [...]

By |2017-01-15T13:04:45+00:00March 12th, 2013|

Relative’s Room

Project cost: £5,628 Sheffield is so lucky to have the second best Neurosciences Department in the country. The most serious head injuries along with other serious Neurological problems are treated on these wards by an amazing team. However, families are often traumatised when they arrive in emergency situations and they also need our support. Neurocare has [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:36:22+00:00December 14th, 2012|

Overnight Packs For Relatives and Friends

Not only does Neurocare fund state-of-the-art neurosurgical equipment and research but the charity is also concerned with helping the friends and relatives of patients. Small things can be such a comfort at difficult and stressful times. This is why Neurocare funded the Relative’s Room, to provide some peace and quiet for family and friends whose [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:36:11+00:00November 23rd, 2012|

Functional Neurosurgery Fellowships

Project cost: £2,546 In his own words, Mr John Yianni, Consultant Neurosurgeon and Stereotactic Radiosurgeon tells us all about the fellowship funded by Neurocare… "Thanks to funding support from Neurocare I was able to undertake a fellowship in the department of neurosurgery at Stanford University Hospital in California. This opportunity provided me with a number of [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:37:08+00:00November 19th, 2012|

Olea software

Project cost: £30,020 Low grade gliomas (benign tumours) can remain stable for long periods of time, however, they can at any time begin to grow and usually become malignant. It is important for both surgeons and patients that the tumour is closely monitored for any changes via MRI scans. However, recent research has shown that up [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:37:18+00:00October 29th, 2012|

The Legacy Turning Bed

Project cost: £24,070 This is a radical new turning bed which has been developed after 8 years of research into helping patients with severe injuries such as spinal cord and head injuries. The management of critically injured patients has always been challenging and particularly the maintenance of intracranial pressure. There is no doubt that the [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:37:27+00:00October 28th, 2012|

MIM Software

Project cost: £29,814 In 2011 Neurocare purchased a wonderful piece of software to help in the measurement and treatment of brain tumours. Charles Romanowski, Consultant Radiologist at the Hallamshire told us: “Low grade gliomas (tumours that start in the brain or spine) grow slowly, but there is an acceleration of their growth prior to transformation to [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:37:38+00:00October 18th, 2012|

The Seahorse Bioscience XF24 system

Project cost: £71, 967 The research group at the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) carry out research into neurodegenerative diseases such as motor neurone disease (MND) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Their aim is to understand the fundamental causes of these conditions and devise new ways of protecting the nerve cells from injury. Professor Pam Shaw, [...]

By |2017-02-25T12:38:39+00:00October 17th, 2012|

Intra–Operative Monitoring Equipment

Project cost: £4,888 Intra-operative monitoring equipment monitors the nervous system during spinal and cranial operations. The equipment increases the safety of an operation by reducing the risk of developing new weakness within the nervous system and muscles. During surgery, while the patient is asleep, electrodes are placed in the muscle groups where the surgeon will be [...]

By |2017-01-15T13:24:17+00:00October 16th, 2012|