Specialist Epilepsy Treatment

Birmingham Children's Hospital has become one of just four in the country to be a designated centre for epilepsy surgery.

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One of our region's hospitals has become on of just four in the country to be a designated centre for epilepsy surgery. Three times more children will now be able to benefit from life-changing treatment at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

One of the first is 16-year-old Jonathan Beale. He's hoping the operation he had today will enable him to lead a normal life. Kate Fisher reports

Birmingham Children's Hospital becomes designated centre for epilepsy

Jonathan during surgery Credit: ITV Central

Sixteen-year-old Jonathan Beale, who is from Bromsgrove, is one of the patients to have specialist epilepsy treatment at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

The hospital has become one of just four in the country to be a designated centre for epilepsy surgery.

Johnathan is hoping the operation he's having today will enable him to lead a normal life in the future.

Government funding means that three times more children will now be able to benefit from life-changing treatment.

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