Neurology

About this service

In the neurology department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital we diagnose and treat all types of conditions involving the central and peripheral nervous system. This includes conditions as wide-­ranging as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, strokes and sleep disorders.

Our neurophysiology department provides diagnosis for both adults and children. These investigative procedures may involve an EEG telemetry or peripheral nerve and muscle studies.

Patients who need to stay overnight will stay on the Tintagel ward, where our team of specialist nurses care for patients with acute neurological conditions, as well as patients with rehabilitation needs.

A comprehensive outpatient service for general neurology is available at a number of locations in Cornwall from Bodmin to Penzance. We also run specialist clinics for multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and botulinum toxin for movement disorders.

EEG Neurophysiology

The Neurophysiology department is the only department of its kind in Cornwall. We investigate the function of the nervous system in order to diagnose and monitor neurological disorders.

We perform a range of investigations, including:

  • EEG recording of the brain’s electrical activity
  • Video EEG
  • Peripheral Neurophysiology
  • Visual and Auditory investigations

You can find more information about EEGs on the NHS Choices website.

Department of Rehabilitation at Marie Therese House

Contact information

Secretary telephone numbers

Epilepsy Nurses

Telephone: 01872 253088

MS Nurses

Telephone: 01872 253063

Where to find us

This service has several locations. Any directions and instructions will be provided to you in your appointment letters; please read them carefully before attending.

Professional careers in neurology

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Page last reviewed: 17 October 2023

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