A new TV series reveals what goes on within the walls of Britain’s only neuroscience trust.
A four-part documentary begins tonight on Channel 5 at 10pm, the series will give viewers an insight into the NHS neuroscience trust which is located on the same site as Aintree university Hospital. Neuroscience has the ability to improve the lives of people affected by brain injury, whether it be from a sudden unforeseen incident or inherited genetic conditions.
The show follows patients and doctors in their daily routines, Paul May, clinical director of neurosurgery says: “The series is strong, challenging, stimulating and quite emotional and hard-hitting. It’s not your average fly-on-the-wall or docu-soap.”
The centre cares for patients from across the UK. Tonight’s episode puts focus on 22 year old Kelsey Jones, who suffers from severe epilepsy and undergoes a radical new treatment known as deep brain stimulation. This will regulate Kelsey’s brain activity and reduce her fitting episodes, although she was warned it may take two years for any noticeable results to show.
The centre is currently going through a 40 million pound renovation to create more space for new patients. There are other campaigns being launched to raise money for other aspects of the trust, such as £1 million to create 8 en-suite bedrooms for relatives who want to stay near family receiving treatment. The Marina Dalglish Appeal has also set a target of £2 million to put towards an intra-operative MRI scanner.
If you would like to learn more about the human brain, NCC Home Learning offers a number of courses relating to this subject including Acquired Brain Injuries, Neurological Conditions, Stroke Awareness and Understanding Epilepsy.