Making Virtual Reality, a reality

Virtual reality has led to new and exciting discoveries across many areas of life, including medicine. With your support, we can now bring it into the operating theatre, for the benefit of neurosurgical patients across the UK.

We need to raise £130,000 to purchase the Neuro Virtual Reality simulator - a revolutionary piece of equipment, and although widely used in specialist centres in the US and Canada, it would be the first of its kind in the UK.

So far we have raised £72,000 towards this appeal from our annual Jan Fairclough Ball event, including a £20,000 donation from The Hemby Trust. We now need your support to make virtual reality, a reality, that will benefit patients and will train the next generation of Neurosurgeons.

Training the next generation of Neurosurgeons

The simulator tool will enable experienced surgeons at The Walton Centre to develop the very latest techniques, taking their skills even further, and allow trainee surgeons to practice safely, yet in a realistic environment.

Mr Nicholas Carleton-Bland, Consultant Neurosurgeon and lead in medical education says that the simulator will be game-changing:

"The installation of the simulator at the UK’s only specialist Trust for neuroscience will allow The Walton Centre to become a national hub for simulation based training in neurosurgery, benefitting patients across the country and changing the future of neurosurgery."

How you can help

You can help support our appeal in a number of ways:

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