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Patients with neurological disorders to benefit from donation by Friends of Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Patients with neurological disorders in Worcestershire are set to benefit following a kind donation from The Friends of Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

The Friends purchased a specialist reclining chair worth £1000 for the Neurophysiology department, which is helping patients to relax while they are undergoing an electroencephalogram (EEG) examination.

EEG exams record brain activity so Physiologists can diagnose a patient’s condition, but rely on the patient being as relaxed as possible so they demonstrate their normal brain function.

Clinical Physiologist Lydia Collins said: “The EEG can take as long as 40 minutes, so having a comfortable chair where our patients can relax and feel more natural is really important and allows us to get a more accurate measure.

“Some tests we carry out also require patients to be asleep, and so having a chair that fully reclines is very helpful and much more natural for our patients.”

The Neurophysiology department tests the function of the nervous system to help in the diagnosis or monitoring of neurological disorders such as; epilepsy, seizures and motor neurone disease.

The Friends of the Worcestershire Royal Hospital is a registered charity - first founded nearly 70 years ago - that provides funds for the purchase of equipment and comforts for the benefit of patients and staff, regularly making large donations to departments in the hospital.

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