On Monday 13 October, Nicola Sturgeon today visited The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre in Glasgow to learn about one of the nation’s pioneering medical services.

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During her visit, Ms Sturgeon was given a full tour of the facility, getting an insight into the service provided by Quarriers, including top of the range EEG (Electroencephaolgraphy) clinical assessment and observation, and meeting with members of the clinical team and centre patients.

Alice Drife, Chief Executive of Quarriers, added: “Epilepsy doesn’t tend to enjoy as much attention and understanding as some of the more well-known medical conditions, so to have the Deputy First Minister show her support for The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre is absolutely fantastic. It was a great opportunity to discuss a number of subjects and develop the commitment to work closely with our partners in the NHS and Scottish Government to maximise the Centre’s potential.”

Gerard Gahagan, Quarriers’ Head of Epilepsy Services, said: “More than 50,000 people in Scotland have epilepsy and, as well as raising awareness of the condition, it’s vital we provide them with a high standard of facilities and support.

“Scotland should be proud it has one of the world’s leading epilepsy services and, on behalf of the team, I’d like to thank the Deputy First Minister for taking the time to come in to speak with us. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to provide the service we do, so it’s pleasing to see it supported by the Scottish Government.”

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