Work on the UK’s first dedicated centre for research into the prevention of stroke and dementia has begun in Oxford.
A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the John Radcliffe Hospital which will become home to Oxford University’s new neuroscience research facility.
The new building, will provide purpose-built facilities for the Wolfson Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia (CPSD), as well as research space for the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN).
Construction is expected to be completed in spring 2019.
Professor Peter Rothwell, head of the centre for the prevention of stroke and dementia, said the facility could lead to life-changing advances for patients.
Medical director of Oxford University Hospitals Dr Tony Berendt, said: “We are extremely pleased the UK’s first dedicated centre for stroke and dementia research will be at the John Radcliffe. Staff from Oxford University Hospitals and the University of Oxford already work closely together to translate the results of ground-breaking research into improved patient care.”