About us

Several of our volunteer committee members have been directly affected by neuro disorders and injuries, making them very passionate about helping others.

Friends of the Neuro Ward is a small North East charity which originated in Orkney.

Our fantastic fundraisers are from all over the whole of the North East of Scotland, Shetland and Orkney.

We are aiming to raise money and awareness to help improve the facilities, equipment, comfort and care for Neurological services within the North East of Scotland, Orkney's & Shetland. Neurological services cover a wide range of  life changing neuro disorders, including brain and spinal tumours of all grades, Parkinsons, M.S, MND, other rare auto immune neuro diseases and head injuries, including the treatment of head trauma to children.

About us

Several of our volunteer committee members have been directly affected by neuro disorders and injuries, making them very passionate about helping others.

Any serious illness naturally results in a lot of stress and sleepless nights. The staff at the hospital are fantastic and deserve more than the basic equipment provided.

You, are already making a difference for the patients and NHS staff.  Ward 205 has received the much anticipated makeover it deserved with sparkling new furniture for the day room & respite room, tea / coffee facilities, new photographs, dressing gowns, dyson fans.  In addition to this a facial educator and 4 neuro advanced stimulators were purchased including a bladder scanner for M.S Orkney residents returning home and the new addition of the dementia friendly digital clocks.  

Money raised has also allowed us to purchase special chairs for day patients receiving infusions on ward 205.

Our next big project is to assist with improving the Neuro rehabilitation Unit (NRU) at Woodend hospital

NRU is a 13 bedded rehabilitation unit based at Woodend Hospital, serving the population of Grampian which is made up of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. Patients are also occasionally admitted from Orkney and Shetland.

Most patients who are admitted have a neurological disorder, such as an acquired brain injury or spinal injury, or deteriorating chronic neurological disorder such as multiple sclerosis. Very occasionally other rehabilitation patients can be accommodated. In general, patients who require complex multidisciplinary inpatient neuro-rehabilitation are given higher priority, as they cannot access this anywhere else in Grampian.

Patients are aged 16-65, although patients who are younger or older are very occasionally accepted, after discussion with a consultant


We’ll do whatever it takes; sharing a story; shaking tins, baking cakes, running marathons. Our determination will keep us going to ensure patients receive the dignity, care and comfort they deserve at every step.

Get in touch with us

Friends of the Neuro Ward
Ward 205
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZN

T. 01224 123456
E. info@friendsoftheneuro.org

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