Neurology

Tel: 01803 654827 – Dr Knight and Dr Straukiene’s Secretary

Voicemail service between 9am and 5pm for 01803 654827
Patients should please contact their GPs in emergencies and for initial queries.

The Neurology Department at Torbay Hospital has a complement of two Neurologists, together with a specialty doctor in Headache (Dr Medcalf), locum neurology specialist registrar (Dr Al-Hajjar) and Specialist Nurses in Epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.

The department plans to develop to meet the Neurological needs of the population of South Devon and is keen to provide all neurology-related tests and treatments to patients locally without them having to travel out of the area.

The department has sub-specialties in neuro-inflammatory, cognitive and movement disorders and we have plans to set up local Neurophysiology and Inflammatory Infusion services. Long term plans include the development of in-patient and Acute Neurology services and development of Neuro-Rehabilitation.

Staff

Consultants

  • Dr William Knight
  • Dr Agne Straukiene

Nurse Specialists

  • Vicky Queen – Parkinson’s disease
  • Sian Day – Parkinson’s disease
  • Andrea Ford – Parkinson’s disease
  • Tina Ingham – Parkinson’s disease
  • Jenny Piedot – Epilepsy
  • Jenny Pye – Multiple sclerosis

Services

General out-patient clinics

  • Torbay Hospital
  • Newton Abbot Community Hospital
  • Teignmouth Community Hospital

In-patient referral services

  • All wards in Torbay Hospital
  • Occasional to Community Hospitals and Hospices

Specialist services

  • Neuro-Inflammatory
  • Movement disorders inc. Parkinson’s disease
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Motor Neuron Disease multidisciplinary care
  • Day-case lumbar puncture service
  • Day case infusions
  • Neurophysiology

Linked services at Torbay Hospital

  • Pain management
  • Neuroradiology
  • Stroke and TIA service
  • Neuro-oncology (cancer services)
  • Palliative care at Rowcroft Hospice
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neurophysiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy

Links with regional hospitals

Derriford Hospital

  • Neuro-oncology (Cancer) services
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neuropathology
  • Specialist Respiratory Function

Frenchay Hospital Bristol

  • Movement disorders surgery
  • Epilepsy surgery
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