Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery within the Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences is one of the busiest neurosurgery departments in the United Kingdom. Providing outstanding clinical care to patients across the range of neurosurgical subspecialties. Objective measures of outcome, such as Dr Foster and the CQC, confirm the excellence of clinical care in the working environment of one of the best and safest hospitals in the country.

We provide all aspects of neurosurgery and act as a tertiary centre for the North West and beyond. Our subspeciality services are among the largest in the country, at the forefront of setting standards of care. We have close working partnerships throughout the Trust and pride ourselves on our multidisciplinary working practices.

There are 23 Consultant Neurosurgeons with sub-specialty leads in vascular, spinal, pituitary, skull base, oncology, functional and paediatric surgery. Adult services are based at Salford Royal and paediatric at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, with well-established transition pathways for patients.

Within Surgical Neurosciences there are 8 dedicated neuro high dependency (level two) beds. There are 16 intensive care (level three) beds in a shared facility which can flex as to the number of neuroscience beds depending on demand. In addition to this there are 65 non-elective general beds, and 35 elective beds, of which there are 7 monitored (level 1.5) beds.

Salford Royal Hospital is a teaching hospital for the University of Manchester Medical School and the neurosurgery department plays an important role in the education of medical students.