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Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

A dedicated team of specialist consultants and clinical nurse specialists work at Royal Stoke Hospital. They treat a range of conditions including head injuries and brain tumours and they provide neurovascular surgery.

Ward 228 is a 32-bed ward which includes eight highly monitored beds. Patients are managed by the multidisciplinary team for complex and routine surgery, as well as specialized rehabilitation.

The ward links closely with the major trauma service​ and the team have close links with other local and regional rehabilitation centres.

There is also a team of six spinal consultants who specialise in the management and treatment of spinal conditions and injuries. Patients with traumatic spinal problems may be admitted to one of our trauma wards (ward 226, 227 or 228).

Patients undergoing routine or complex elective spinal surgery will be admitted to either Ward 231 or Ward 228.

Ward 228 is located in the Main Building at Royal Stoke University Hospital.  It is accessed via the main atrium. Patients and visitors can get to the ward by using lifts or stairs to the second floor. Ward 228 is at the end of the corridor.

The main outpatients department for neurosurgery and spinal clinics is located in the main orthopaedic outpatients area, located in the Royal Stoke main building via the main atrium.

The neurosurgery department is led by a team of eight.


Mr S Harrisson

Mr S Shaw

Ms E Albanese

Mr N Tzerakis

Mr H Brydon

Mr H Chan

Associate Specialist

Mr V Kandula

The telephone number for Ward 228 is 01782 676228

Contact us

The telephone number for Ward 228 is 01782 676228.
The outpatients appointment reception area is 01782 676543​.