In October 2022, WYAAT launched a service transformation programme for neurology services across our region. The purpose and vision of the programme is to deliver a sustainable, equitable & outstanding neurology service for West Yorkshire and Harrogate.
Areas within the scope of the programme include acute hospital in-patient and outpatient care, provision for on-call and out-of-hours neurology service, neurophysiology, neurorehabilitation, and reconfiguration of subspecialty services such as multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, headache, and Parkinson’s disease.
The programme will address several key improvements including:
The primary aim of the new neurology service will be to ensure patients are cared for as close to home, by the most appropriate healthcare professional, at the most appropriate time. The programme will also ensure patients have equitable access to general and specialist services in a timely manner.
There will be phased approach to the neurology programme which is likely take up to three to four years to fully embed across WYAAT.