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Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (DCN) in Western General Hospital, Edinburgh serves a population of 867,000 from Lothian, Fife, Borders, Dumfries & Galloway and Forth Valley.

DCN has a total of 48 beds in the Unit. There are three wards in DCN: Ward 31 is on the first floor of DCN and has 18 beds. This ward looks after neurology patients, as well as neurosurgical patients; Ward 32 is on the second floor of DCN and has 15 beds; Ward 33 is on the third floor of DCN and has 16 neurosurgical beds and 7 High Dependency Unit beds.

DCN has access to a 10 bedded Critical Care Unit.

There are currently twelve Consultant Neurosurgeons working in DCN, four of whom also provide the paediatric service at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Information about the service and advice on travel to hospital can be found on the NHS Lothian website Opens in a new window.