Scottish Epilepsy Centre
The Scottish Epilepsy Centre provides the only residential assessment and treatment centre in Scotland for adults with epilepsy.
We are an Independent Hospital operated by Quarriers providing services to patients and clinicians across Scotland. Our ten bed in-patient facility provides flexible, patient-centred residential assessment for adults aged 16 years and over.
We offer multidisciplinary in-patient assessment to people with complex diagnostic and treatment needs.
The Scottish Epilepsy Centre provides clinical review and diagnostic assessment such as EEG, ambulatory EEG and videotelemetry besides the ability to initiate or withdraw medications in a safe monitored environment. The centre also provides outpatient and telemedicine clinics.
Our team includes consultant neurologists, a consultant neurophysiologist, an epilepsy nurse specialist, a clinical neuropsychologist, clinical physiologists and experienced nursing staff.
Referrals can be accepted from consultants associated with epilepsy care. We may also accept referrals from other medical practitioners where there is a difficulty accessing appropriate services locally.
All referrals to the Centre are reviewed by Scottish Epilepsy Centre clinical staff and multi disciplinary team prior to admission.
Referrals require support, approval and funding from the appropriate NHS authority.Referrals should be made in writing to the Scottish Epilepsy Centre, please refer in writing to the Consultant Neurologist, Scottish Epilepsy Centre, Quarriers Village, Bridge of Weir PA11 3SD.
Assessments will be carried out on an individual basis, according to specific needs. The diagnosis of epilepsy is based on finding out what happens before, during and after a seizure. It is important for us to gather as much information as possible from relatives and carers who have witnessed events.
Tests include EEG (Electroencephalography) and video telemetry (video monitoring and EEG together) which provides information about your seizures. Additional monitoring including CCTV and video cameras to support the assessment.