The Wessex Neurological
Centre Trust

Charitable Support for the Wessex Neurological Centre

Enhancing the range and quality of patient care and sponsoring pioneering research


Our Current Appeal

The Wessex Plasma Therapy Appeal

Our latest appeal aims to fund a new Spectra Optia (plasma therapy) machine for the Wessex Neurological Centre. A large number of diseases affecting brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve and muscle are known to be caused by antibodies (known as auto-antibodies) that can trigger life-threatening illness and severe, permanent neuro-disability. Rapid, effective treatment of patients is critical to enable good recovery.

The Spectra Optia machine will allow staff at the Wessex Neurological Centre to continue to treat critically-ill patients on NICU suffering from life-threatening neurological disease with the latest technology. In addition, the new machine will enable the Wessex Neurological Centre to establish a Plasma Therapy Unit allowing clinicians to treat day-case and neurology ward patients from across the region living with a range of long-term conditions that are individually rare, but collectively common, such as Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), Myasthenia Gravis (MG) and Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS).

Further details of this project can be found below: