We are extremely busy in our emergency department so please use our services wisely.  In emergency and life-threatening cases continue to come forward as normal or call 999. 

However, if you are unsure about where to go, please call NHS 111 before coming to our emergency department who can best advise you on your next step.

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Our expert epilepsy service works to provide professional and individualised care to our patients and their families. The service is made up of consultants and epilepsy specialist nurses and covers the West Suffolk area, providing support and care for both children and adults. 

What do we offer?

  • Individualised care planning
  • Medication advice and management
  • Consultant-led and nurse-led clinics
  • Transition service
  • Information, guidance and support

Contact the paediatric epilepsy team

  • Consultant paediatrician with a special interest in epilepsy: Dr Saraswatula - 01284 713748 
  • Children’s epilepsy specialist nurse: Fran Franks - 07929661895

Contact the adult neurology team

Consultant neurologists:

  • Dr Brierley - 01284 712984
  • Dr Crawley - 01284 712610
  • Dr Maresh - 01284 712984
  • Dr Costa - 01284 712846
  • Dr Needham - 01284 712610

Epilepsy specialist nurses

  • Frank La Rocca - 07855143877, covering West Suffolk, including Haverhill, Sudbury and Newmarket.
  • Amy Daws - 01284 713720 or 07815010990, covering West Suffolk, including Stowmarket.
  • Debbie Davey and Melissa Oxborough - 01603 216021, covering Thetford.

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