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Stanley Driscoll NeuroscienceThe Foundation was started in 1989 with a generous donation from Mrs Lucille Driscoll in memory of her late husband Sydney, who had been treated in the Department of Neuroscience at Preston in the 1960s by the first neurosurgeon at Preston; the late Mr Ken Tutton. She was delighted with the idea that the money which she had donated would be used to enhance neuroscience education and research.

A trust Fund was established as a registered charity and is administered by the Trustees who meet regularly. The late Mr Ken Tutton was one of the founder members of the Trust.

 

Aims and objectives of the Trust.

The aim is to build upon the Department’s reputation as a centre of excellence in the field of neuroscience, by continuing to develop and expand the facilities for Education, Training and Research. These aims and objectives include a Neuroscience Library, an Annual Neuroscience Lecture, an Annual Neuroscience Award, support for Conference and Training Courses and funding for relevant Clinical or Laboratory Research.

 

 

1. NEUROSCIENCE LIBRARY

The first task was to set up and equip the Sydney Driscoll Library on Ward 2 of the Royal Preston Hospital. The Library contains a range of books and journals on the neurosciences for the use of the department's medical and nursing staff.

2. ANNUAL NEUROSCIENCE LECTURE

A prominent Neuroscientist is invited each year to deliver a lecture to an audience of medical practitioners from the North West. The lectures are destined to become a landmark in the scientific progress of the medical community.

3. ANNUAL NEUROSCIENCE AWARD

An annual award for a research paper submitted by a trainee neuroscientist, gives an opportunity for further study at a centre of excellence in neuroscience in the UK or overseas.

4. CONFERENCE & TRAINING COURSES

The Foundation will support the attendance by medical and nursing staff at neuroscience conferences and training courses, enabling them to keep abreast of the latest in diagnostic methods, treatments and neurosurgery.

5. CLINICAL OR LABORATORY RESEARCH

The foundation will support research carried out in and by the Department. Both recently and in the past,  the Department has made a number of important contributions to scientific literature.

Much of the valuable education and research activity of the Department is financed by the SDNF Foundation.