Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition, after stroke. Around 54,000 people in Scotland have epilepsy.
We are an independent hospital operated by health and social care charity Quarriers providing unique epilepsy services to patients and clinicians across Scotland. Our modern 12-bed inpatient facility provides flexible, patient-centred residential assessment for adults aged 16 years and over.
The centre also provides outpatient and telemedicine clinics.
- Everyone’s experience of epilepsy is different.
- Epilepsy can have a significant impact on many areas of life including employment and relationships. If you have epilepsy, you must be free of seizures for at least one year before you can drive.
- Epilepsy can be a result of an infection or brain injury, but in around seven out of ten cases, there is no known cause.
- There are many different types of seizure and they can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes.
- A person may fall to the ground and jerk uncontrollably during a seizure, or they may lose awareness or consciousness.
- People may not have memories of a seizure after it has happened.
- Epilepsy is not contagious.
Patients can be referred to the William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre for a number of reasons including:
- To clarify the diagnosis and to understand the nature of your seizures.
- To find out what happens to you during your seizures
- To assess how your seizures affect your health and life.
- To assess how factors in your life influence your seizures and health.
- To assess if your seizures and illness affect your mood and memory.
- To make changes to your treatment and medications in a safe environment.
- To provide individual advice and support to help you live with epilepsy.
Referrals are made by patients consultants.