Highlights

  • A collection of our surgeons are experts in deep brain stimulation to modulate tremor in Parkinson’s disease. Wires are inserted in the deep brain nuclei to provide targeted stimulation. This technique is very successful for the treatment of Parkinson’s tremors.
  • The Epworth Richmond hybrid biplane theatre combines advanced, high-precision imaging technology with a fully equipped surgical suite, allowing surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures that result in safer, faster and more efficient treatment of serious heart, stroke and neurological conditions.
  • Endovascular coiling is a procedure performed to block blood flow into an aneurysm. An aneurysm is a weakened area in the wall of an artery, which fills up with blood, forming a balloon-like bulge on the wall of the artery. As an aneurysm grows, the risk of it bursting increases. If an aneurysm bursts, it causes bleeding and can lead to death.

Our performance

Epworth is developing a detailed spine audit system. The driving force behind the system is to strengthen the auditing of activity and complications for patients with spine disorders. This will complement the existing audit systems which focus on care across the neuroscience population using an agreed set of flags.

Activity

FY 2018

 

 

Services

Admissions

Bed days

Neurology

1,640

4,280

Neurosurgery

3,161

13,427

Condition treated

  • Acquired brain injury
  • Acute head injuries
  • Brain tumours
  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Celebral palsy
  • Cervical and lumbar disc degeneration/herniation
  • Cluster headaches
  • Dementia
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Motor neurone disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Spinal cancer and other tumours
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal infections
  • Stroke
  • Transiest ischaemic attacks

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