Motor Neurone Disease (MND) affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. It is a life-shortening disease with no known cure. Although the disease will progress, symptoms can be managed to help achieve the best possible quality of life.

MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Some experience changes to their thinking and behaviour. MND affects everyone differently. Symptoms also progress at varying speeds.

It can affect adults of any age but is more likely to affect people over 50. There is a 1 in 300 risk of being diagnosed with MND.

Rob Burrow Centre for MND will be the first to have its design led by the holistic needs of the patient and their families, creating a supportive environment that complements the expert team providing the care.

A Leeds Hospitals Charity flagship centre, the Rob Burrow Centre for MND at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will bring together treatment, support, education and aspiration all under one roof.

Patients will have access to a range of holistic support tailored to their needs, from speech and language therapy, to diet and nutrition advice, and physiotherapy.

Leeds Hospitals Charity hopes that thanks to your donations, this purpose-built centre will transform the hospital experience for people with MND, their loved ones and families.

“If only it had been there for Jody and I. We would have had support all in one place. That’s what we needed, some arms around us.” - Jude de Vos, whose son Jody died of MND.

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Leeds Hospital Charity is a registered charity in England and Wales (1170369) and a company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England and Wales, company number 10492128

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