Neurophysiology

Neurophysiology investigates the function of the nervous system to assist in the diagnosis and monitoring of neurological disorders

There are three main groups of investigations, with a number of tests available in each.

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies and EMG
  • Evoked Potential

The Neurophysiology Directorate consists of two departments, one covering adult services, located on the ground floor of MRI, the other covering children’s services, located on the first floor of RMCH.  There are a small team of specialist, dedicated staff; the majority of whom work between both departments.

Staff

Management Team

  • Directorate Manager / Clinical Physiologist – Joanne Finnigan
  • Consultant Neurophysiologist / Clinical Lead – Dr Ronan MacDonagh
  • Deputy Directorate Manager / Clinical Physiologist – Sue Hargreaves

Lead Clinical Physiologists

  • Lead for Video Telemetry / Clinical Physiologist – Sarah Doyle
  • Lead for Paediatric Spinal Monitoring / Clinical Physiologist – Kathryn Wilkinson

Admin Team

  • Directorate Secretary / Consultant PA – Kathryn Gaynor
  • Reception / Administration RMCH – Cath McGrath

Contacts

The departments are open between 8.30 and 4.30, Monday to Friday.  Outside of these hours please leave a message on the answerphone.

  • Tel: 0161 276 4564 (internal 64564) or 0161 267 4386 (internal 64386)
  • Fax: 0161 276 6054 (internal 66054)

Tests available for adult patients

A variety of tests are available for adult patients referred from all disciplines and wards.  Main tests performed are:

Please note the adult department also covers neonatal testing.

Feedback

Feedback is important. We want to ensure we are giving a high quality service that meets the needs and expectations of patients and service users.  Patients are given feedback cards at the time of their visit and the comments are reviewed and compiled.

Some positive comments we have received

Patient feedback

I was seen on time which I really appreciated as I am very busy and short of time. The physiologist Tara was very pleasant, professional and explained things.

Patient Feedback

Nothing to improve I was very happy with the service.

Patient Feedback

Gentleman that was dealing with me was very calming putting me at ease even when I got upset. Thank you.