- Types of neurological disorders
- Receive a diagnosis
- Neurological procedures
- Rehabilitation and recovery
Why choose Epworth for your neurological care?
Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient neurosciences services including neurology, neurosurgery and orthopaedic spinal surgery are offered at Epworth Richmond, Epworth Eastern and Epworth Geelong, with outpatient and consultative services at Epworth Camberwell and Epworth Freemasons.
Epworth provides specialist therapies for advanced Parkinson’s disease. Our expert neurologists and neurosurgeons are skilled in techniques for deep brain stimulation, such as radiofrequency, to modulate tremor in Parkinson’s disease and reduce symptoms that are not controlled with medication. These techniques can be very successful in the treatment of advanced Parkinson’s disease.
Our neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-psychologists, and other specialists support a range of disorders and medical conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord and spine.
Examples of some of the neurological conditions we treat:
Specialised services include:
Together, we will investigate and determine your neurological disorder or condition.
Some conditions can be diagnosed during an initial consultation, and others may require further testing. Our diagnostics team will provide thorough examinations to determine a diagnosis and recommend treatment options:
- Neurological examinations to test sensory and motor skills, hearing, and speech.
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Brain and medical imaging
- Lumbar puncture and CSF studies
- Nerve Conduction Studies and EMG (Electromyography)
Treatment and management
Depending on your diagnosis, your treatment may include medication, neurosurgery, and rehabilitation to best manage your condition.
Rehabilitation and recovery
Our multidisciplinary specialists work together with you and your family to create personalised recovery goals.
Neurological rehabilitation aims to maximise a person's physical and cognitive independence, while also providing emotional and psychological support for them and their family as they navigate their neurological disorder.
Through rehabilitation, the aim is to:
- Assist your return to a maximum level of physical, emotional, and social functioning.
- Identify lifestyle changes to help to improve your overall wellbeing.
- Provide you with the knowledge to better understand your condition.
Referring to Neurological and Neurosurgical Care
Refer your patient to one of our neurologists, or neurology services.
Refer your patient to one of our specialists:
Referrals are typically reviewed within 48 hours.
Meet our specialists
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Neurological and Neurosurgical Care at Epworth Eastern
The neuroscience unit at Epworth Eastern is a unique service that provides rapid response to a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and potentially lifesaving intervention before a stroke occurs.
TIA is a temporary blockage of blood to the brain, with symptoms often mimicking a stroke.
Unlike a stroke, the symptoms will often disappear or lessen. However, TIA is a high-risk warning sign for stroke within 90 days, with the highest risk (reproted to be up to 50 per cent) occurring in the first two days. The unit provides rapid intervention, diagnosis and treatment for patients who present to their GPs with a suspected TIA, avoiding a potential lengthy stay in an emergency department.
Rapid TIA referral service at Epworth Eastern
SUSPECT - GPs can phone 1800 792 778 for direct, over-the-phone admission with patients seen by a neurologist within 24 hours
DETECT - The unit is a multi-disciplinary team of neurologists, a specialist acute neurosciences clinical nurse consultant and a dedicated allied health team with rapid access to radiology including MRI, pathology, cardiac investigations, vascular surgeons and cardiologists, as required.
PREVENT - The unit's specialist team will seamlessly coordinate the diagnosis, treatment and management of your patient to ensure the best possible outcomes. GPs are provided with extensive patient follow-ups, at three, six and 12 months as recommended by best care guidelines, as well as a follow-up phone call one week post discharge.
Neurological and Neurosurgical Care at Epworth Geelong
Epworth Geelong specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions, as well as rehabilitation for patients who experience neurological trauma and brain injury.
- Cerebral tumours
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Guillain-Barrè syndrome
- Pain disorders
Neurological and Neurosurgical Care at Epworth Richmond
Epworth has a reputation for providing the highest levels of patient care and clinical support in all aspects of neuroscience, including neurological and neurosurgical care.
Neurological care at Epworth Richmond is comprised of two wards, 4 Cato Wing and 4 Lee Wing, with a total of 72 beds. All of these beds are covered by telemetry.
Neuroscience services at Epworth Richmond aim to practice and teach advanced techniques in the prevention, diagnosis and management of neurological and neurosurgical disorders.
Facilities and Support
- 24-hour Emergency Department with on-call specialist Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, pain specialists and Anaesthetists.
- Richmond Diagnostic Services offers comprehensive neurological investigation services including those required for time-critical stroke management.
- Epworth Pathology
- 26-bed Intensive Care Unit providing specialised medical and nursing care
- Neurosurgical operating theatres with sophisticated facilities enabling all major Neurosurgical procedures to be performed.
Allied Health Support:
- Speech Pathologist
- Clinical psychologists
- Mental Health Liaison Service
- Patient Support Staff
- Pastoral care
- Occupational Therapist
- Early involvement of rehabilitation specialists
- Involvement of the referring GP in the following up and ongoing care of patients
- Ability for patient to select their own specialist
Epworth provides clinical placement and support for nurses undertaking the ACU Postgraduate diploma in clinical nursing (Neuroscience) course.
Available programme and support
Multidisciplinary inpatient programs for privately insured, Department of Veteran Affairs, WorkCover, TAC patients and self-funded clients with neurological disorders. For a range of neurological diagnoses including stroke, cerebral tumour, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
The Epworth Richmond Stroke Service reflects current best practice for the management of stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA).
1 Arnold Street, Box Hill VIC 3128
1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
Emergency Department is open 24 hours
89 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
Emergency Department is open 24 hours