Temporary change to neurosurgery services at Charing Cross Hospital

With effect from Wednesday 29 April, we are consolidating our acute neurosurgery service at St Mary’s Hospital where our major trauma centre creates the largest demand, with critical cover remaining at Charing Cross Hospital for the small number of acute neurovascular cases, some of which are linked to the hyper acute stroke unit (HASU).


This temporary change to neurosurgery is part of the response to the coronavirus outbreak which is affecting NHS services.


We have both neurosurgery and neurosurgical trauma services at the Trust. Our team of consultant neurosurgeons provide treatment for the following:

  • degenerative spinal conditions
  • subarachnoid haemorrhage/vascular malformations
  • skull base tumours
  • pituitary tumours
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • functional neurosurgery (deep brain stimulation)
  • neuro-oncology
  • metastatic spine disease
  • peripheral nerve surgery

Our specialists have experience with awake craniotomy, functional neurosurgery and metastatic spinal cord compression.

Neurosurgery is provided at Charing Cross Hospital while neurosurgical trauma is treated at St Mary’s Hospital in the major trauma centre.

Additional information

Clinical trials and research

Trials are offered to patients dependent on their suitability and will be offered by a consultant. For further information on trials please ask your consultant. Current trials centre around deep brain stimulation, oncology and trauma.

Further online resources

Your inpatient stay Your stay in hospital

You may need to stay at one of our hospitals to have a procedure or receive treatment, either overnight as an inpatient or during the day as a day patient. Ahead of your inpatient stay, you will usually need to attend a pre-operative assessment appointment.

Find out more about how you can reschedule or cancel your inpatient stay, pre-operative assessments, what to bring with you when you come to hospital and much more.


Words cannot express how grateful I am to my wonderful neurosurgeon and team for their skill, hard work and kindness. Every member of staff that I met during my stay were kind, caring and professional.