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Charitable Support for the Wessex Neurological Centre
Enhancing the range and quality of patient care and sponsoring pioneering research


Ross Fripp's Cycling...

Ross Fripp's Cycling Challenge
Ross was a fit and healthy 24 year old when he became sick in November 2014. Suspecting it was just something he'd eaten, he carried on life as normal, but the sickness continued and gradually he developed further symptoms. Following...

Spreading a Little Christmas...

Spreading a Little Christmas Cheer
We're starting to feel a little festive here in the Smile4Wessex Appeals Office with the arrival of our 2018 Christmas Cards and we are really excited to be able to share them with you.  This year we have chosen not just...

Judith and Jeremy's Race...

Judith and Jeremy's Race to the King
We had the pleasure of meeting Judith Murray and Jeremy King this week and were thrilled to be able to show them round the unit, so they could see the projects we have funded from our past appeals and hear about our current...

Ella's Chop for Charity...

Ella's Chop for Charity
12 year old Ella Ashford is preparing to have her gorgeous blonde locks cut off in her fundraising efforts to support Smile4Wessex. This is her own way of thanking the brilliant team here at the Wessex Neurological Centre,...

Waitrose Community Matters

Waitrose Community Matters
If you shop at Waitrose you can nominate Smile4Wessex as your chosen local charity by completing the nomination form found at the Customer Services desk in store. Three good causes receive a share of £1,000...

Smile4Wessex Neuro Open...

Smile4Wessex Neuro Open Day
Our long-awaited Neuro Open Day gave those attending a unique opportunity to see and learn about many of the amazing projects that Smile4Wessex has funded. Following a brief welcome and introduction, visitors were divided...

'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  

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