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Tuesday 20 August 2019
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The Department of Neurosurgery is part of The Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre.  The adult neurosurgical service is based at Salford Royal Hospital and the paediatric neurosurgical service at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester.


The adult neurosurgical service provides a comprehensive range of neurosurgical services.  These services include:

  • Access to a 22 bedded intensive care unit

  • A dedicated 10 bedded neurosurgical high dependency unit

  • 68 standard care beds across 3 neurosurgical wards

  • Access to a neuroscience diagnostic unit

  • 3 dedicated neurosurgical theatres

  • Access to a 24 hour emergency theatre

  • A separate suite for interventional neuro-radiological procedures

  • Access to an extensive range of radiology facilities


We also hold Multidisciplinary team meetings in Skull Base, Neuro-oncology, Neurovascular, Spinal, Epilepsy, Functional, Pituitary and Pain.  As well as providing a 24 hour on-call service across Greater Manchester, and excellent transitional care from the Children’s Hospital to the adult service.

  • man talking to woman, one to one EpilepsyWe have a comprehensive epilepsy surgery programme for both paediatric and adult patients.
  • question marks Frequently asked QuestionsThese are some of the most frequently asked questions to our staff. This section is being continuously reviewed and updated, to provide the latest and most accurate information.
  • Picture demonstrating Deep Brain Stimulation FunctionalWe adopt an innovative, image-guided technique, primarily involving Deep Brain Stimulation, to the surgical treatment of movement disorders
  • view of hospital from Hope Building, looking towards Mayo Building Manchester Skull Base UnitThe Manchester Skull Base Unit is one of the busiest in the country with an international reputation.
  • female GP with female patient, sitting in clinic Neuro-oncologyThe Neuro oncology team aims to provide a timely and up-to date service to all the individuals that suffer from brain and spinal tumours. We
  • surgery risks Neurosurgical Spinal ServicesThe Neurosurgical Spinal Services in Manchester is one of the largest in the country serving a population of approximately 3.5 million adults. We undertake about 1350 spinal cases a year (in excess of 1200 elective & 150 emergencies).
  • female patient, in clinic, information leaflet NeurovascularThe Manchester neurovascular services provides the highest level of care for patients with aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) as well as other neurovascular problems of the brain and spinal cord.
  • Outpatient reception Outpatient ReferralsWithin adult neurosurgical service at Salford Royal Hospital we operate an upfront scanning process for all outpatient referrals
  • Clinic appointment Pain ReliefWe work closely with Pain Consultants and Specialist Nurses to achieve a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management.
  • Pituitary gland location PituitaryThe Pituitary surgical service in Manchester is one of the busiest in the country serving a population of approximately 3.5 million adults and 5 million children.
  • Sub-arachnoid HaemorrhageSub-arachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) usually occurs without any prior warning and is therefore commonly a shock to the patient and their family. Many people have anxieties during the illness and recovery periods and lots of questions. The aim of this site is to explain SAH in general terms and to provide answers to some commonly asked questions

As well as providing general and specialised neurosurgical clinics at Salford Royal we also provide outreach general neurosurgical clinics at the following sites:

  • Leighton Hospital, Crewe

  • North Manchester General Hospital

  • Stepping Hill Hospital

  • Macclesfield General Hospital

  • Tameside Hospital

  • Wigan Infirmary

  • Manchester Royal Infirmary

  • Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (Children’s Hospital)