The Neurology service is recognised as one of the strongest in Australia and has an international recognition for its work in stroke, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.
The service is part of The Melbourne Neuroscience Centre and provides comprehensive clinical, teaching and research programs.
Neurology services include:
Comprehensive Stroke Care Centre
The Royal Melbourne Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Care Centre is an internationally renowned academic unit that caters for approximately 1200 inpatients a year and runs a world-leading research program including acute therapy research and clinical trials.
The Comprehensive Stroke Care Centre is one of only two statewide centres providing endovascular clot retrieval for patients across Victoria and hosts the Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit, Australia’s first specialised stroke ambulance service with on-board CT scanner.
We provide pre-hospital, inpatient and outpatient services from The Royal Melbourne Hospital City Campus and accept referrals from across Victoria and nationally.
Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology
The Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology program incorporates both clinical and research activities. The program provides personalised, comprehensive and ongoing care for people with MS and other neuroimmunological conditions.
A dedicated Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Clinic provides a multidisciplinary approach through specialist nurses, social worker, physiotherapy and neuropsychology in addition to medical review. We accept referrals from across the state.
The Neurovestibular Program aims to investigate ocular motility and has a specific focus on vestibular reflex activity and the effects of cognitive set and function on the performance of saccades, smooth pursuit and vestibular eye movements.
The program is investigating attention and hemispheric influences on vestibular, smooth pursuit and saccadic eye movements in normal subjects and patients with Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, melancholic depression, Asperger's disease and autism.
We accept GP and specialist referrals for this service.
Referrals are triaged depending on priority. Emergency cases can present to the Emergency & Trauma Service at any time.
To refer a patient, complete and send your referral to Outpatients by fax to (03) 9342 4234.
You can use the following form or a template from your own system:
Referrals should include:
- relevant clinical history for the patient
- the reason for referral
- patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
- your details and provider number
- the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)
- if your patient requires ongoing management, please identify the referral as being "indefinite"