The New Centre will cost £7.2m to build and equip.
Please help the Incorporation raise £50k – contact our Clerk Alastair Campbell – we can’t do it without your help.
Master Court of the incorporation decided to pledge £50k towards the Scottish Epilepsy Centre Appeal – this follows our Appeal for the Marie Curie Big Build where we recently presented a cheque for £100k.
The Scottish Epilepsy Centre will be built next to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow and will be fully integrated with their world leading Institute for Neurological Sciences. It will combine Quarriers expertise with one of the worlds finest neurology teams and enable access to a wider range of diagnostic technology.
Why do we need this service:-
- Epilepsy is a devastating neurological condition which affects 39,000 people in Scotland.
- Epilepsy changes every aspect of life education, employment and relationships
- Epilepsy can kill – more people died from epilepsy in 2007 than of aids, hepatitis, meningitis, TB and cot death combined.
- Up to 30% of patients have misdiagnosis
- 3 times more likely to be unemployed if you have Epilepsy
- Without the new building the existing service based at Bridge of Weir will have to close and people will die or live with persistent uncontrolled seizures.
The Scottish Epilepsy Centre will provide hope to people whose lives are destroyed by complex and unmanaged Epilepsy, Research and education will help to better understand and treat the condition.