Our Neurosciences and Rehabilitation teams care for people who require brain or spinal treatment, and those who have rehabilitation needs after an illness, injury or surgery. Last year, our neuro and rehab team cared for nearly 2,000 patients who  required in-hospital care.

Victoria General Hospital is our Island’s Neurosciences Centre for treatment of brain and spine conditions such as trauma, epilepsy, tumors, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. More than 800 brain and spinal surgeries were performed last year. Because of the intricacy of the brain and spine, sophisticated equipment is required for our neurosurgery team to perform each one with precision.

Having swift attention and rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury can make all the difference to recovery and quality of life. The Victoria General Hospital operates the Regional Stroke Program and the Stroke Rapid Assessment unit, which responds quickly to patients experiencing a stroke.

After an injury, illness or surgery, a 29-bed Neurological Rehabilitation Unit helps patients reach their highest level of function by preventing complications, reducing disability and improving independence.

Last year, more than 500 patients spent time in Royal Jubilee Hospital’s 25-bed complex Musculo-Skeletal Rehabilitation Unit. Rehabilitation rooms with leading-edge equipment and technology are also found on every floor of the Patient Care Centre. These spaces are equipped to help people safely regain their strength so they can leave the hospital and return to their everyday activities.

Burns and other complex wounds are some of the most difficult and painful to treat. Our Burn Care Unit in the Patient Care Centre at Royal Jubilee hospital is the only such facility on the Island. It is equipped with specialized equipment such as a shower mister and pressure-relieving mattresses that provide tremendous relief to burn patients while they heal.

Royal Jubilee Hospital also operates the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, which provides care for the special needs of people living with the disease. A team of caregivers provides comprehensive care, including psychiatry, neurological and physical medicine consultation.