Scottish Epilepsy Centre

Welcome

The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre provides the only residential assessment and treatment centre in Scotland for adults with epilepsy.

We are an Independent Hospital operated by Quarriers Charity providing services to patients and clinicians across Scotland. Our modern 12 bed in-patient facility provides flexible, patient-centred residential assessment for adults aged 16 years and over.

We offer multidisciplinary in-patient assessment to people with complex diagnostic and treatment needs. The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre provides clinical review and diagnostic assessment such as EEG, ambulatory EEG and videotelemetry besides the ability to initiate or withdraw medications in a safe monitored environment. The centre also provides outpatient and telemedicine clinics.

Our team consists of a consultant neurologist, a consultant neuropsychiatrist, a consultant neurophysiologist, a clinical nurse specialist, a clinical neuropsychologist, clinical physiologists and experienced nursing staff.

 
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Location

The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre is located in Govan, Glasgow a few minutes away from the Southern General Hospital.

Tel: 0141 445 7750

Patient Referrals

 

The reasons for referral can be where:


Sources of referral:

Referrals can be accepted from consultants associated with epilepsy care. We may also accept referrals from other medical practitioners where there is a difficulty accessing appropriate services locally
All referrals to the Centre are reviewed by Scottish Epilepsy Centre clinical staff and multi disciplinary team prior to admission.
All referrals require support, approval and funding from the appropriate NHS authority.
If you have a patient you would like to refer to The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre, please refer in writing to the Consultant Neurologist, The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre, 20 St Kenneth Drive, Glasgow G51 4QD.
Funding for assessment at the The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre is organised via extra contractual funding which must be authorised by the patient's local NHS board.
For more details contact our Administrator. Maureen Watson is available Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm on telephone no: 0141 445 7750 email: maureen.watson@quarriers.org.uk

If you would like to discuss a possible referral or to find out more about the service we provide, please contact the Administrator and ask to speak to:
Head of Clinical Services Gerard Gahagan - gerard.gahagan@quarriers.org.uk
Epilepsy Specialist Nurse Joanne Hill - joanne.hill@quarriers.org.uk
or
Unit Manager Clare McDade - clare.mcdade@quarriers.org.uk

Alternatively you can contact the The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre directly on telephone no: 0141 445 7750

What the Scottish Epilepsy Centre offers to patients with epilepsy:

 

What the Scottish Epilepsy Centre offers patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures PNES:

 

In Patient Admissions length

The service design is established to provide medium term admissions (2-8 weeks average around 4 weeks) to facilitate complex assessments unsuitable for short term intervention available in specialist NHS neurological assessment services.

Prior to admission the length of assessment is planned in agreement with a Specialist Consultant and the referring NHS Health Board.

A number of variant factors influence the actual admission period. For patients assessed for diagnostic or clarification assessment the inpatient stay can be dependent on patient experiencing the variety of events that require clarification. In addition these events may need captured on EEG and/ or video to ensure accuracy of evaluation. In addition individual therapeutic responses to medication changes can be a factor.

Where extensions are required over pre agreed timescale, authority is sought by funding NHS board.

Specialist Staff

Medical and nursing support is provided by expert and experienced staff. These include:

Dr. Roderick Duncan - Consultant Neurologist

Dr. Maria Oto - Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

Dr. Oto is a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and specialist in epilepsy. She has published widely and is on the editorial board of the European Epilepsy journal 'Seizure'. She is an expert in diagnostic issues, treatment of epilepsy and psychogenic nonepileptic and psychiatric co morbidities and epilepsy. Dr Oto was previously Medical Director at the The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre.

Dr. Saif Razvi - Consultant Neurologist

Dr. Saif Razvi - Consultant Neurologist

Dr. Razvi is a consultant neurologist and specialist in epilepsy at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow. He also provides epilepsy services to NHS Ayrshire and Arran. His interests include treatment-resistant epilepsy and the use of telemedicine in the assessment of epilepsy and related disorders.

Dr. Aline Russell - Consultant Neurophysiologist

Dr. Aline Russell - Consultant Neurophysiologist

Dr. Russell is a consultant neurophysiologist at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow. Her interests include diagnostic video EEG and the assessment of patients for potential epilepsy surgery.

Julia Hampshire - Clinical Physiologist (Neurophysiology)

Julia Hampshire - Clinical Physiologist (Neurophysiology)

Julia joined the The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre as the clinical physiologist in 2005. She trained in neurophysiology in London, and worked for many years in the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, having an early interest in videotelemetry and ambulatory EEG monitoring.

James Anderson - Clinical Psychologist

James Anderson - Clinical Psychologist

James has significant experience in the assessment and management of patients in complex health settings. He is interested in developing the research programme within the Centre and therapeutic interventions for people with complex epilepsy and non epileptic attacks.

Joanne Hill - Epilepsy Nurse Specialist

Joanne Hill - Epilepsy Nurse Specialist

Joanne worked in the community as an Epilepsy and Learning Disability Nurse Specialist before becoming the Epilepsy Nurse Specialist at the The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre. She has considerable experience working with patients who have a range of complex diagnostic issues and coordinates inpatient and outpatient care, working closely with the medical team as a nurse prescriber.

Gerard Gahagan – Service Coordinator

Gerard Gahagan – Head of Clinical Services

Gerard is a manager from a nursing background with extensive experience in the voluntary sector and the NHS. Gerard has experience of quality and project management at a senior level. He is responsible for the overall management of the The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre, coordinating and supporting the function of the multi-disciplinary team.

Clare McDade - Deputy Manager

Clare McDade - Unit Manager

Clare is a learning disabilities nurse with an interest in epilepsy. She has many years of nursing experience at the The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre. She previously worked in the community as manager of a head injury project. As Deputy Manager she is responsible for inpatient services


For all general enquiries to the centre contact:
The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre, 20 St Kenneth Drive, Glasgow G51 4QD
Tel: 0141 445 7750 or email gerard.gahagan@quarriers.org.uk

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