Providing specialist assessment and care for people with complex sleep disorders.

What We do

We are based within the William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre which is an independent hospital, which provides assessment services to patients throughout Scotland in partnership with the NHS.

We provide flexible, person-centred, in-patient care for people who pose significant diagnostic challenges and for those who have complex physical, psychological and social needs.  Along with the existing epilepsy assessment we now offer diagnostic testing for a wide range of sleep disorders in these specialist groups, including

  • Parasomnias
  • Narcolepsy
  • Nocturnal epilepsy
  • Psychological sleep problems
  • Sleep breathing disorder
  • Movement disorders

These assessments can include full Polysomnography, Mean Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT) and Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing (MWT). We can also provide these patients with full 23 channel EEG and Video Telemetry testing for seizure detection and will soon have the capability to carry out full PSG with an extended 23 channel EEG montage. All sleep assessments are carried out in accordance with the AASM guidelines.

Along with our specialist medical and support team at the SEC, we have an experienced sleep physiologist who is certified by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRTP). Referrals are accepted from NHS Consultants with support from local health boards.

The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre is registered and inspected as an Independent Hospital with Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

Patient Referrals

Our 12 bedded in-patient facility provides residential assessment for patients 16 years and older. We have 1 room specifically equipped for sleep assessments, with extra sound proofing and blackout blinds. This room also had the capacity for use in forensic cases, with enhanced care facilities and an independent courtyard. We also have two rooms with adjoining carer’s rooms for patients who require 24 hour support from their own carers or family members.

Referrals can be made to Quarriers Sleep Services for a number of reasons, including:

  • Differential diagnosis of epilepsy or parasomnia.
  • Prolonged in-patient Polysomnography or Video Telemetry with or without MSLT/MWT.
  • Specific psychological evaluations and interventions.
  • Day time monitoring for behavioural assessments.
  • Sleep assessment for patients with complex behavioural issues or learning disabilities.
  • Forensic or Medico-Legal sleep assessments

We also have growing ties with local universities and have facilities to accommodate future research projects in the field of sleep.

How to refer

Referrals can be accepted from NHS Consultants. We also accept referrals from other medical practitioners where there is a difficulty accessing appropriate services locally.

If you would like to refer a patient to Quarriers Sleep Services, please refer in writing to the Consultant Neurologist or Consultant Neuropsychiatrist. Funding for assessment at The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre is organised extra contractually, which must be authorised by the patient’s local Health Board. For more details, contact our Senior Administrator.