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Neurophysiology

Neurophysiology

 

Contact details

Telephone: 01604 545724
Fax: 01604 545095

Appointment line: 01604 544157

Email: tracey.blackwell@ngh.nhs.uk

Opening times: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday-Friday (3pm on Friday)

How to find us

This department is NOT in the main hospital building.

The Neurophysiology Department is situated in Area J and the entrance is situated in the bottom of Car Park 3.

Car Park 3 is the closest to the Department, with some disabled parking bays and a drop-off point. Car Park 1 near the South Entrance is the largest Car Park at the hospital. Parking onsite at the hospital is pay and display.

Click here for the hospital map

Our service

The neurophysiology department performs a range of diagnostic tests on the brain and nervous system. This may be as an inpatient or out patient referral. Both adult and paediatric referrals are accepted.  Patients are referred by their hospital consultant from local and surrounding hospitals. GPs may refer for carpal tunnel Syndrome only.

Tests performed are:

  • Peripheral Neurolphysiology - EMG and NCS and CTS screening.
  • EEG services including ambulatory monitoring.
  • Portable EEG service for NGH site to assist with patient's unsuitable for transfer to the department.
  • Evoked potentials of the visual and sensory system.

For Patients 

What should I bring to my appointment?

 Please bring a note of current medication.  If you are coming to the department for an EEG please make sure your hair is clean and free from head lice.

How much time should I allow before my appointment?

 Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment in order to report to reception.

Useful patient information literature

Refreshments & Shops

Cliftonville Fayre, our main restaurant is situated centrally on Hospital Street and is open for a full range of meals from 7.15am to 7.00pm Monday to Friday, and 7.15am to 6.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Café Royale is situated next to main reception at the Cliftonville entrance, and is open for snacks and drinks from 9.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.00am to 3.00pm Friday.

24-hour vending machines are also available throughout the hospital

Two shops at the hospital sell confectionery, soft drinks, crisps, fruit, toiletries, stationery, stamps, cards, toys, small gifts, newspapers, and magazines. The shops are situated:

  • Close to the South entrance (from main car park), open Monday to Friday 9.30am - 8.00pm and Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm
  •  Inside the Billing Road entrance, open Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.00pm and         Saturday 1.00pm – 4.00pm

About the team

We have three consultant neurophysiologists, who are supported by four clinical physiologists, two assistant technical officers and three admin staff. Our staff are experienced with working with patients of all ages, from birth to elderly, and across a wide range of abilities.

Our department manager is Tracey Blackwell

Dr Gowda – Monday AM and PM, Tuesday AM and PM, Wednesday AM and Friday AM.

Dr Bissessar – Wednesday PM, Thursday PM

Dr Nithi - Monday AM, Thursday AM

 

Useful links

Fracture clinic

Trauma & Orthopaedics

Neurology

Paediatrics

Information about carpal tunnel 

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