Steve Opens Rebuilt Walton Neuro Centre Ward(September 30, 2013)
Merseyside’s specialist neuroscience hospital The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust saw its newly refurbished Jefferson ward officially opened by local MP Steve Rotheram last week.
The Jefferson Ward which was previously for day patients only, has been rebuilt and doubled in size and now offers facilities for minor operations and short stay admissions.
Mr Rotheram said: “It is fantastic to have this centre of excellence on our doorstep in Liverpool, serving the North West and beyond. I know about the effects of neurological conditions on patients and how it impacts on the whole family, which is why I am delighted to officially open this fabulous, newly expanded ward.”
Young visitors were invited to have a go at brain surgery during career presentations by consultant neurosurgeon Mr Andrew Brodbelt.
Displays and demonstrations included x-ray quizzes, coiling surgery, pain management, therapies, medical education and psychology.
Legendary Liverpool poet Levi Tafari entertained groups of visitors with performances of his poetry; and dozens of students were given information and talks about a wide range of job opportunities in the NHS.
The Walton Centre’s chief executive Dr Liz Mear said: “I was very proud to show off our wonderful staff and hospital to visitors and I think everyone who came was fascinated to learn about what goes on in our specialist hospital.”