Two members of staff at the Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences with a surgical imaging systemThe Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences (MCCN) is based at Salford Royal and offers world-class care for people with brain and spine disorders and injuries from across the UK. 

One in six people in the UK has a neurological condition and the MCCN performs more brain and spine operations than any other unit in the country.

In Greater Manchester an estimated half a million people are living with conditions like a brain tumour, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and many other neurological conditions that have a devastating impact on people’s lives.

By working in partnership with the University of Manchester, and other academic institutions across the world, the MCCN has become the centre in Greater Manchester for Adult Neurosciences.

Thanks to your generous donations we’ve helped the MCCN get innovative equipment that is not available through NHS funding, undertake research to develop new treatments and enhance the environment for patients and their families.

With your support, our leading consultants and clinicians are able to provide specialist treatment and outstanding care to give people the best possible life they can.

To support the MCCN, make a donation today or talk to one of our team.

For more information about the incredible work carried out at the MCCN, visit the MCCN website.


  • Serves a population of 3.5 million people across Greater Manchester and beyond
  • 5,000 emergency admissions* 
  • 130,000 outpatient appointments*
  • 22,000 elective admissions*
  • More than 1,000 staff
  • 260 beds
  •  Eight theatres

*every year

Gordon SwanYou are truly the greatest surgical unit I could ever imagine. I am now walking upright, pain free, self-mobile and will once again undertake ultra-distance walks and cycling. Thanks to the NHS and your amazing care. When I get help like this it makes me adamant that myeloma can’t win. If someone believes in me so much to give me a fighting chance, it empowers me to win my cancer battle.

Gordon Swan, who underwent spinal reconstruction in September 2020