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
- Brain and spinal tumours
- Auto immune neurological diseases, such as Guillain-Barre syndrome
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