The Deputy First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon MSP marked the opening of Quarriers’ £6.4 million world-class epilepsy centre in Glasgow.

Ms Sturgeon was joined by Kelsey Durham, 20, who was diagnosed by Quarriers four years ago as having three strains of epilepsy. She has gone on to raise thousands for the charity’s epilepsy services including for a video monitoring system installed in the former centre.

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It proved so successful that a state-of-the-art system has been designed for the new centre with technology never before used anywhere else in the world for the assessment and diagnosis of epilepsy. This means specialists at the William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre will be able to tell much quicker if a patient has the condition.

Deputy First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon 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 12-bed centre is the only one of its kind in Scotland, offering assessment for people with complex epilepsy and diagnosis where the condition is uncertain. Around 100 patients will be admitted each year. It was built in Govan to be close to the world-renowned Institute of Neurological Sciences at Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital. Download the commemorative brochure.

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