About us

Friends of the Neuro Ward works to support patients from across the north of Scotland, liaising closely with staff at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary & Woodend Hospital.

Friends of the Neuro Ward is a charity based in Aberdeen

We work to raise money to improve the facilities, comfort & care for neurological patients on the wards.

These can include those with conditions such as;

  • Brain Injury
  • Parkinson's
  • MS
  • MND
  • Brain and spinal tumours
  • Auto immune neurological diseases, such as Guillain-Barre syndrome
About us


Since the charity was set up by our founder and co-chair Caroline Critchlow in 2013, we have:

  • Refurbished the day room, created a respite & quiet room and installed new wet rooms for the close observation unit on ward 205 at ARI
  • Purchased equipment such as motorised shower trolleys, a facial palsy monitor unit, specialist patient transfer scales and head injury equipment for ICU
  • Purchased a large TV for the training room and a data projector for the meeting room to enable a clearer visual of brain & spinal scans, which has proved to be is a huge asset to the surgeons & their teams. We've also provided facilities to allow patients in the Highlands and Islands to have contact with their consultant without having to travel to Aberdeen.
  • Supported patients at Woodend Neuro Rehabilitation Unit by purchasing shower chairs, transport slings, specialist scales, stand aid slings and a hoist
  • We are annually funding Art Therapy classes at both Woodend and Ward 205
  • We've also purchased little extras such as dressing gowns, Dyson fans, microwaves for the staff room & digital radios

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Get in touch with us

T. 07515 349890
E. info@fotnw.org


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