Scottish Epilepsy Centre

Service overview

The Scottish Epilepsy Centre is the only residential assessment and treatment centre in Scotland for adults with epilepsy. The service is located close to the Institute of Neurology at Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital. The most up-to-date diagnostic and monitoring technology has been incorporated into the building design.

Service type: Hospital

Registration status: Registered

Service details Service provider

Main point of contact: Gerard Gahagan

Service address:
Scottish Epilepsy Centre
20 St Kenneth Drive
G51 4QD

The service provider is Quarriers, a charitable organisation with headquarters in Bridge of Weir.

Quarriers Head Office
Quarriers Village
Bridge of Weir
PA11 3SX

Conditions of registration
  1. The service will operate as an independent hospital providing specialist assessment and treatment services to service users with epilepsy, epilepsy associated conditions and sleep disorders.
  2. No one under the age of 16 years to be seen or treated on the premises. However, named service users between 14 years - 16 years may be seen or treated on an individual basis after prior agreement with Healthcare Improvement Scotland and other relevant healthcare services.
  3. To provide a maximum of 12 in-patient places.
  4. To provide a maximum of 10 day care places.
  5. A registered medical practitioner to be on call over 24 hours.
  6. To provide 24 hour nursing care.
  7. The service shall ensure that staff possessing the appropriate skills, training and experience are provided in sufficient numbers to ensure the safety and welfare of all service users.

Inspection reports and quality grades

Latest inspection report

Report published: 04 July 2017
Inspection date: 23 and 24 May 2017
Inspection type: Unannounced

Quality grades

Inspection date Quality of information Quality of care and support Quality of environment Quality of staffing Quality of management and leadership
23 & 24 May 2017 5 - Very good 5 - Very good 5 - Very good 5 - Very good 5 - Very good
10 and 11 June 2015 6 - Excellent 5 - Very good 5 - Very good 5 - Very good 5 - Very good
18 June 2013 Not assessed 5 - Very good 5 - Very good 5 - Very good 5 - Very good
12 February 2013 5 - Very good 5 - Very good 5 - Very good 5 - Very good 5 - Very good

Grading Key

(6) Excellent
(5) Very good
(4) Good
(3) Adequate - performance is acceptable but could be improved
(2) Weak - concerns about the service and there are things that must improve
(1) Unsatisfactory - represents a more serious level of concern
Previous inspection reports