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Charity Golf Day at Remedy...

Charity Golf Day at Remedy Oak GC
We're delighted to announce that we are again returning to Remedy Oak Golf Club, a firm favourite among our golfing friends, for what will be our 5th charity golf day at this truly magnificent course. Our host, Bruce Woollard,...
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Rob's Family Fundraiser

Rob's Family Fundraiser
Rob Langman is no stranger to taking on a challenge for Smile4Wessex and had no hesitation in also volunteering his brother-in-law Dave, and nephew DJ, to join him in this years FebBrainairy. They were ably assisted by his two children,...
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Kiri's Close Shave for Epilepsy

Kiri's Close Shave for Epilepsy
Having recently undergone surgery for Epilepsy, Kiri MacDonald-Jones bravely agreed to lose her locks for FebBrainairy 2018. Supporting Kiri was her husband Darryl, good friend Helen Webster, who is also a dedicated supporter...
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SPA / Daily Echo Property...

SPA / Daily Echo Property Ball
Huge thanks to all at the Daily Echo / Southampton Property Association for choosing Smile4Wessex to benefit from their annual Charity Ball. It was a great evening and, as the pic below shows, a tremendous amount was raised...
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Linda’s Life Turns Full...

Linda’s Life Turns Full (Epileptic) Circle!
When Linda Littlechild, then 38, was first diagnosed with Epilepsy it was not only a daunting time for her, but the whole Littlechild family. It was also the beginning of a difficult and sometimes frightening journey, but one which...
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'Wall of Smiles' Launched

'Wall of Smiles' Launched
We are delighted to announce details of the Smile4Wessex 'Wall of Smiles'. For the full story of this new initiative please click Wall of Smiles  
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About the Wessex

It is a popular misconception that most General Hospitals are equipped to deal with the needs of every patient, but the central nervous system is highly complex and so are the diseases that affect it. As a result, the range of specialist skills and equipment needed to investigate and treat such conditions are concentrated at 34 neurosciences centres around the UK. The Wessex Neurological Centre is one of that network, providing a dedicated, integrated, 24-hour acute neurosurgical and neurological assessment, investigation and treatment service.

It sits within a large teaching Foundation Hospital Trust with clear priorities for maintaining high standards of care and developing specialist services for the community. Serving a population of over 3 million people spread across southern England and the Channel Islands, each year the Wessex Neurological Centre treats approximately 4,000 inpatients and over 13,000 outpatients.

Of course, facing up to any form of illness or injury can be daunting, perhaps even more so when the condition affects the brain, but specialist support is available to both patients and their families. For example, a team of specialist nurses, each with a wealth of experience and knowledge in a particular area, is on hand to provide support and to answer your questions. And patients can take confidence from the fact that the Centre’s highly regarded neurosurgeons and other specialists have access to some of most advanced technology, thanks in part to projects funded by Smile4Wessex.

If you’re a patient, relative or friend, a wealth of useful information about the Wessex Neurological Centre, and the services/facilities it provides, can be found on the University Southampton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust web site by clicking on the following link. Alternatively, get in touch with us at the Smile4Wessex Appeal Office and we’ll do our best to point you in the direction of someone who can help.

Southampton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust