How the money is spent

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Neuro Imaging Analysis Centre

In the past five years, the number of patients at The National has almost trebled to 130,000. This increased demand has a major impact on the services provided by our neuroradiology team which carries out more than 30,000 examinations and diagnostic reports each year.

Thanks to people like you,  The National Brain Appeal has raised almost £1.3 million for this £1.35 million project and staff have now moved into the new Centre which will benefit patients suffering with conditions ranging from Parkinson and Prion disease to neuromuscular and neurodegenerative conditions including dementia, as well as brain cancer and stroke.


Pain Management Centre

Nearly one in five people has a problem with chronic pain and staff at the Pain Management Centre see more than 10,000 patients each year. Unlike many other centres, the team at The National take a multi-disciplinary approach involving psychologists, physiotherapists, nurses and doctors to explain the underlying condition and offer a range of possible treatments. The aim is to focus on goals that matter to people: like being able to work or play football with your child.

Thank you. With your help we’re well on the way to reaching our £350,000 target for this project.


The Molly Lane Fox Unit

Opened in March 2011, this unique facility puts The National at the forefront in better understanding the causes of brain cancer and will transform treatment providing support for patients at every stage of the condition.

Thank you. With your help, The National Brain Appeal fully funded this £2.5 million project with support from Molly’s Fund


Neurocritical Care Unit

Now the largest dedicated medical and surgical intensive care unit in the UK, providing state-of-the-art facilities for critically ill patients at The National.

Thank you. With your help, The National Brain Appeal contributed £1 million of the £2.5 million budget


The Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases

The Centre accommodates a large team of experts, research facilities and specialised systems to support the development of new treatments for conditions such as spinal muscular atrophy, motor neurone diseases, myasthenia gravis and muscular dystrophy.

Thank you. With your help, £1.4 million was raised by The National Brain Appeal


Rockefeller Medical Library – Future Library Project

This project marked a real turning point for the library providing on site training facilities, a purpose built archive and a museum.

Thank you. With your help, £500,000 was raised by The National Brain Appeal


Clinical Neurosciences Centre

The building at 33 Queen Square brings together three vital elements: research, teaching and clinical practice.

Thank you. With your help, £3 million was raised by The National Brain Appeal


Advanced Neuroimaging Suite

Completed at a cost of £14 million, the suite houses three specialist MRI scanners and the neuronavigational BrainSuite system.

Thank you. With your help, £6 million of this project was funded by donations raised through The National Brain Appeal


Dementia Research Centre

The Dementia Research Group at The National identified the first Alzheimer’s gene and has pioneered MRI imaging techniques which track the progression of this disease.

Thank you. With your help, £2.4 million was raised by The National Brain Appeal


Neurorehabilitation Unit

Conditions such as strokes, multiple sclerosis, brain tumours, Parkinson’s disease, and spinal cord injuries can leave patients without the most basis skills. The larger, more advanced rehabilitation unit at The National now helps patients to deal with these limitations and return to their homes, equipped to cope with daily living as independently as possible.

Thank you. With your help, The National Brain Appeal raised £5 million

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