March 26, 2015
If you noticed a lot of people wearing purple in the hallways at University Hospital today, March 26, it’s not a coincidence – it’s Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness! In recognition of this important awareness event, staff, patients and supporters of LHSC’s Epilepsy Program decked themselves out in their finest purple attire, from head to toe. To make the occasion even sweeter, the program held a bake sale with proceeds going to the Epilepsy Unit.
The Epilepsy Program at London Health Sciences Centre is widely recognized for its highly qualified team of professionals consisting of neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, psychologists, EEG technologists neuropathologists, neuroradiologists and neurophysiologists dedicated to the management of epilepsy, particularly epilepsy surgery.
Its centerpiece is the 10-bed, inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at University Hospital, the largest in Canada. Devoted primarily to investigation of patients for possible epilepsy surgery, the Epilepsy Unit is also used to aid diagnosis of epilepsy and other related conditions, and to evaluate patients for other types of treatment, including trials of antiepileptic medications.
Epilepsy Awareness Month continues through the remainder of March, so it’s not too late to show your support by wearing purple and taking a moment to learn more about epilepsy and its effects at http://epilepsysupport.ca/.