The Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Alex Neil MSP praised charity Quarriers for leading the way in epilepsy services in Scotland on a visit to the world-class William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre in Govan.


The state-of-the-art £6.4 million William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre opened in April last year and is the only one of its kind in Scotland, offering assessment for people with complex epilepsy and diagnosis where the condition is uncertain.

The 12-bed centre was built in Govan to be close to the world-renowned Institute of Neurological Sciences at Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital. The majority of Scotland’s trainee neurologists will have access to the new centre as a training facility, the centre will also deliver training for family doctors, nurses and conduct cutting-edge research into epilepsy.

The centre also uses unique video monitoring technology meaning specialists are able to tell much quicker if a patient has the condition.

The Cabinet Secretary for Health Alex Neil MSP said: “The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre is the first of its kind to offer an enhanced service which will significantly improve quality of life for those living with the condition.

The centre is a great example of the third sector and NHS Scotland working together to build and deliver world class services to people with epilepsy, providing a unique care package for patients.”
Quarriers Chief Executive Paul Moore gave Mr Neil a tour of the William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre on Monday 20 January and introduced him to patients at the centre.

Mr Moore added: “The Cabinet Secretary for Health Alex Neil MSP’s visit to the William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre was a great opportunity to highlight the world-leading work Quarriers is undertaking in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy.

“Epilepsy is more than just a medical condition. Left unmanaged, it can destroy every aspect of life-education, employment, relationships, self-confidence and self-esteem. The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre ensures people with epilepsy in Scotland and further afield benefit from some of the most advance assessment and diagnosis technology in the world.”




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