The service covers children and adults with neuromuscular conditions across all of South East Wales, and provides outreach paediatric clinics in Cardiff, Penarth, Royal Glamorgan, Aberdare and Newport. Meanwhile adult clinics are held in Cardiff and Newport. As part of the service common neurology tests are offered locally at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, St. Woolos and Nevill Hall Hospitals in Gwent, and Prince Charles, Royal Glamorgan and the Princess of Wales hospitals.
The department at the University Hospital is based on the fourth floor between A and B blocks. The service is supported by two consultants and clinical technologists.
How to access the service
Patients can be referred to this service by a consultant or their GP.
Dr Louise Hartley
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Dr Harley is a consultant paediatric neurologist for 10 years at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and runs the paediatric muscle service. She specialises in muscle disease and sees children of all ages with a muscle-wasting condition.
Dr Gareth Llewelyn
Dr Gareth Llewelyn is a Consultant Neurologist with a special interest in General Neurology and Neuromuscular Disease. He is also the president of the Newport and District branch of the MS Society.
Dr Mark Rogers
Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Mark Rogers is a Consultant Clinical Geneticist at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. Since 1995 he has been part of the Cardiff Clinical Genetics team providing adult neuromuscular disease management, for which he is Clinical Lead.
Regional Care Advisor
Rachel has been a qualified nurse for 20 years and is the Newborn Screening Coordinator for Wales for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Rachel covers the paediatric and adult sector for neuromuscular conditions for the South East Region of Wales. She provides support and information for patients and families with muscle disease within South East Wales. Get in touch with Rachel by E: Rachel.Salmon@wales.nhs.uk or T: 07974 825264.
Other key people in the team include:
- Bethan Parsons, Paediatric Specialist Physiotherapist
- Sarah Clements, Paediatric Palliative Care/Transitional Physiotherapist
- Dr Richard Cuddihy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Clinics are held at Cardiff and Newport
- Adult clinics
- Adult Rehabilitation clinic
- Adult Peripheral Nerve clinic
Clinics are held at Cardiff, Penarth, Royal Glamorgan, Aberdare and Newport
- Transition and Young Adult Rehabilitation clinic
- Paediatric clinic