Established in 2002, the Neuroscience Ambulatory Centre (NAC) at Hamilton General Hospital has more than 21,000 patient visits annually. The program has grown to include a full spectrum of neuroscience-based services.
“We have strong specialists in many areas, including stroke prevention, epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and concussion, among others,” explains Barbra Kubilius, Clinical Manager of the NAC and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. “The Centre is home to an interdisciplinary team comprised of neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiology physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and social workers.”
Barbra is passionate about the NAC’s role in educating both patients and the next generation of caregivers.
“Our patient education includes teaching people about disease prevention and management. We also promote learning for neurology and neurosurgery residents, who gain practical experience with NAC clinics. Education is an important part of what we do, in addition to critical patient care.”
Grateful for the support of Hamilton General Hospital Foundation, Barbra has seen first hand how donor support has enhanced patient care through the NAC.
“Funds raised by the Foundation have helped enable the purchase of important equipment to help our specialists at the NAC deliver the best care possible for patients from throughout the region.”