Our Neurologists work closely as part of a multidisciplinary team ensuring top class patient care.
Neurology is a special branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. The nervous system is a complex and intricate structure, regulating and coordinating the bodies activities.
At Beacon Hospital, our Neurology service treats patients suffering from a number of ailments including epilepsy, movement disorders, dementia and other cognitive conditions, stroke and cerebrovascular diseases.
Please note that at present, there is no Neurology service via our Emergency Department. All Neurology appointments will require direct referral from the patient’s GP to a Consultant Neurologist, contact details can be found below.
Some of the conditions our Consultant Neurologists treat include, but are not limited to:
Cerebrovascular diseases or CBVDs are they are most commonly referred to as, are conditions that develop as a result of problems with the blood vessels inside the brain.
Many people, as they age, develop some cerebrovascular disease. For most, this is mainly without symptoms and does not affect their daily lives. Some forms of cerebrovascular disease are more serious and require urgent medical attention and longer-term monitoring and managing.
Dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting a person’s memory, thinking, social abilities in a way which is severe enough to impact on their daily life.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder which affects the brain. When a person suffers from epilepsy, there is a tendency to have repeated seizures. Often, with drug therapies, seizures can be controlled and the condition managed very successfully.
The term movement disorders refers to a group of neurological conditions which can cause abnormal movements. These movements can be voluntary or involuntary.
They can affect the facial movement, speech, balance, cause clumsiness, involuntary muscle contractions or spasms and more. Movement disorders can affect one part of the body, or the entire body.
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced. This prevents the brain getting essential oxygen and nutrients.
A stroke is a medical emergency and patients who think they may be experiencing a stoke should immediately call emergency services.