Neuroscience move coincides with Epilepsy awareness day

Occupying the top level of the Acute Services Building (ASB), the opening of the new Clinical Neurosciences floor coincided with Purple Day, a global awareness raising campaign to increase support for people living with epilepsy. People receiving clinical care for Epilepsy may need to be admitted to the Clinical Neurosciences inpatient unit, which has fit-for-purpose treatment spaces.

Former Prince of Wales Hospital patient, Chelsea Wade was diagnosed with Epilepsy in 2015 and spent time on the Neurosciences ward in 2021 to undergo seizure testing. Using video EEG monitoring, the team were able to understand where in the brain the seizures were coming from and determine what medication Chelsea needed to control her seizures and improve her condition.

Although Chelsea said that the care she received could not have been better and the treating team were fantastic, she acknowledges what a difference it will mean to patients like her to be treated in a new, modern facility.

When you’re a patient, what you’re going through is already really stressful. The environment you’re experiencing that in can make all the difference.   

Pictured: Chelsea as a patient and on Purple DayNeuro-story-April.pngAlso a member of the Randwick Campus Redevelopment project team, Chelsea recalls being involved in the design planning process before the ASB was built.

“Walking into the new space gave me goosebumps! Seeing the designs come to life and having my own patient experience makes it all the more real. It’s so good to know that staff and patients will have the added comfort of a wonderful new hospital building with loads of natural light and space.”

Visit the project page to learn more about the ASB.