To help us prepare for your stay, we’ll contact your GP and the clinician who referred you for more information.
Normally you’ll be seen by our Epilepsy Nurse Specialist at an out-patient clinic prior to admission. Your care and treatment will be planned at this clinic along with the length of your stay.
If you are unable to attend the centre, we will call you to discuss any specific requirements you may have. We will then write to you to confirm your admission date.
It is important to let us know about the medication you are taking before you arrive. You must bring seven days’ supply of any medication in the original boxes.
When you arrive, you’ll be allocated a named nurse who will meet with you on a regular basis to discuss and plan your care. You will receive a routine health check from a local GP.
Our specialist multidisciplinary team meets weekly to review your treatment and progress. The doctor may decide that you need a longer or shorter time than originally planned. This will always be discussed with you before any decision is made.
You will be assessed according to your specific needs. The diagnosis of epilepsy is based on finding out what happens before, during and after a seizure. It’s important for us to gather as much information as possible from relatives and carers who have seen your events.
Tests include EEG (Electroencephalography) and video telemetry (video monitoring and EEG together) which provides information about your seizures. We also use additional monitoring including CCTV and video cameras.
Each bedroom has a TV and the facility for a wired internet connection. Please note that there is no WiFi due to interference with medical equipment.
The general purpose activity room is equipped with TV, Wii, basic gym equipment and two patient PCs. Activities including arts and crafts also take place here.
Visiting times are 11am to 8pm daily.
Due to health and safety considerations, there are no plugs allowed in the inpatient bathrooms. This may be a consideration for gentlemen shaving.
All electrical equipment will be subject to visual inspection on admission. If staff deem it unsafe, you will not be able to use it during your stay.
Use of electrical equipment is limited during EEG monitoring. This will be fully explained if you require to be put on EEG monitoring.
Phone signal reception varies within the unit. The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre is not responsible for the quality of reception within its building or grounds.