The Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences is located on three sites of the London Health Sciences Centre.
University Hospital, located on the London Ontario campus of Western University Canada, has a 63-bed in-patient, neuroscience unit, which includes the acute stroke monitoring unit (ASMU), the neuro-observation unit, and an 8-bed epilepsy monitoring unit. EMG and EEG labs, the Stroke Prevention Clinic, the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic and the Neuromuscular Clinic are also located at University Hospital.
The CNS out-patient clinics at University Hospital are comprised of 23 exam rooms, located on the 7th and 10th floors. This space is used in combination with various other disciplines for interviews, counselling, education and treatment planning.
Specialty care in neurology includes epilepsy, movement disorders, the regional stroke program, regional multiple sclerosis clinic, neuro-critical care, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and motor neuron diseases. Neurosurgical care includes cerebrovascular disease, intra-cranial skull-based tumours, brain tumour surgery, spinal surgery and trauma. Neurotology, audiology and cochlear implant programs are also located at University Hospital.
The Children's Hospital of Western Ontario, located at the new Victoria Hospital site, provides comprehensive in-patient and out-patient care for children from birth to age 17.
Pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons have clinical expertise in a variety of areas including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, neurometabolic and neuromuscular disorders, as well as acquired brain injury.
The Urgent Neurology Clinic and the John H. Kreeft Headache Clinic are now located at the Victoria Hospital site.
As a major patient care, teaching and research centre with a distinguished legacy of service to London, Southwestern Ontario and the veterans of Canada, dating back more than 140 years, St. Joseph’s five key role areas include acute/ambulatory care, complex care and veterans care, long-term care, rehabilitation and specialized geriatrics and specialized mental health care. Facilities and services include St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood Institute, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care and the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care.
The neuroangiography suite holds a bi-plane, digital imaging unit called the "Artis Axiom", manufactured by Siemens. It is used for diagnostic and interventional procedures to image the brain and spine, focusing on the circulation. We generally are looking for pathologies such as aneurysms, AVM's, tumours and other stroke-causing, atherosclerotic disease. We are able to acquire images that are sharper and more defined than ever before, changing parameters and positions with greater ease than in the past.
With the "Leonardo Workstation" we can produce 3D images of blood vessels and isolate areas of interest. Improved visualization allows us to treat these pathologies more confidently.
Nine new, state-of-the-art operating rooms are located at London Health Sciences Centre's University Hospital, including one dedicated to research utilizing robotic technology with fully operative radiology support.