Humza Yousaf MSP for Glasgow and Minister for Europe and International Development visited The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre in Glasgow on Tuesday 14th July.
The £6.4m purpose-built facility provides the only residential assessment and treatment centre in Scotland for adults with epilepsy. The Centre provides one of Europe’s leading epilepsy services offering top of the range EEG clinical assessment and observation which allows staff to monitor patients’ brain activity wherever they are in the facility.
Humza was welcomed by Quarriers Chief Executive Alice Drife and given a tour of the facility by Quarriers’ Head of Epilepsy Services, Gerard Gahagan. He met members of the Centre’s clinical team and spent time talking with some of the Centre’s patients and their families.
Speaking of the visit, Humza said “As an MSP I have met with many epilepsy awareness organisations which has really opened my eyes to the broad spectrum of challenges many people with epilepsy face on a day to day basis. I was delighted to visit the William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre, to learn more about their state of the art facilities and the holistic approach they are taking to help people with symptoms of epilepsy to diagnose, manage and treat their condition. During my visit I met with patients and their family members and it was clear that the dedication of the staff and services on offer are making a real difference to their lives.”
Gerard Gahagan, Quarriers’ Head of Epilepsy Services, added “On behalf of the team, I’d like to thank Mr Yousaf for taking the time to visit the Scottish Epilepsy Centre. Scotland should be proud it has one of the world’s leading epilepsy services. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to provide the service we do so it’s pleasing to see this work being recognised.”
Alice Drife, Quarriers Chief Executive said “We were delighted to welcome Humza to The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre. We are proud of the centre’s achievements and the joint partnership working between the third sector, the NHS and Scottish Government.”
Quarriers recently ran a supplement in The Herald, within it there was an article on Epilepsy and the Scottish Epilepsy Centre. Click here to view the pdf file.
The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre, 20 St Kenneth Drive, Glasgow G51 4QD Tel: 0141 445 7750
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