A Sheffield charity has funded more than £200,000 of projects to help patients with brain conditions in a record-breaking year.
One of the schemes paid for thanks to Neurocare’s fundraising is an innovative project to train neurosurgeons with state-of-the-art prosthetic brains.
The Yorkshire Brain School was launched at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital earlier this year and helps surgeons to build their confidence and skills.
A patient area at the same hospital - which is renowned for its neurological expertise - has been refurbished.
It is used by people with debilitating conditions such as motor neurone disease.
Professor Pam Shaw, consultant neurologist, said it made a big difference to patients.
She added: “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to create a more comfortable and attractive environment for the patients attending these services.”
And Neurocare, based at Hunters Bar, also secured £18,500 through Sheffield company Westfield Health to buy a new bone scalpel surgical tool which improves complicated spinal operations so that they are quicker and safer to perform.
Patricia Mitchell, Neurocare chief executive, said: “We are really pleased and proud to have had such a successful year and that we have been able to fund so many worthwhile and life-changing projects.”
The charity raised over £17,000 in November alone during a fundraising drive.