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: 

  • neurotrauma (brain and spine injuries) 

  • degenerative spinal conditions 

  • spontaneous haemorrhage including aneurysm and vascular malformations 

  • neuro-oncology including skull base and pituitary tumours 

  • metastatic spine disease 

  • craniofacial trauma, tumours, deformities and reconstruction 

  • hydrocephalus and CSF disorders 

  • trigeminal neuralgia 

  • functional neurosurgery (deep brain stimulation) 

  • peripheral nerve surgery 

Our specialists have experience with awake craniotomy, endoscopic skull base and ventricular surgery, functional neurosurgery and metastatic spinal cord compression. 

Elective neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and acute neurovascular services are provided at Charing Cross Hospital whilst all acute neurosurgery including neurosurgical trauma are 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.