The Trust's Neurophysiology department provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient neurophysiological diagnostic services for patients of all ages (including the neonatal period) in and around the areas of Sunderland, South Tyneside and North Durham.
Neurophysiology is an allied specialty to Neurology, with close associations with all Neuroscience departments.It is primarily an investigative / diagnostic speciality using computer, electrical, magnetic and electronic means of recording the function of the brain, spinal cord, spinal roots, peripheral nerves and muscle to diagnose disorders of the function of the nervous system.
It also has roles in the monitoring of the progress of
disease and the effects of therapy, working in conjunction with the clinician
in charge of a patient to define the most appropriate management and
is critical in the diagnosis and understanding of common diseases such as
epilepsy, carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
Neurophysiology Reception 0191 5699086
The Neurophysiology Department is located on the first floor of Trust Headquarters at Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Road Entrance).
We provide a comprehensive range of Consultant and Physiologist led investigations at Sunderland Royal Hospital including:
- Routine Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Sleep-Deprived EEG
- EEG with Sedation
- Videotelemetry (up to 8 hours)
- Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Evoked Potentials (EP)
In addition to the services listed above offers access to most of the diagnostic services to other acute trusts and provides a rapid response (Monday to Friday) portable EEG service for inpatients at other Trusts covering a wide geographical area including County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (UHND ), South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust (STDGH and Palmer Community Hospital) and Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (Hopewood Park and Monkwearmouth Hospital).