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:

Specialised services

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.

Read more about the Comprehensive Stroke Care Centre.

Multiple Sclerosis Program

The Multiple Sclerosis Program incorporates both clinical and research activities. The program provides personalised, comprehensive and ongoing care for people with MS.

A dedicated MS Outpatient Clinic runs in conjunction with MS Victoria. It provides a multidisciplinary approach through physiotherapy and bladder care management in addition to medical review. We accept referrals from across the state and also offer a consultancy service to Box Hill Hospital.

Read more about the Multiple Sclerosis Program.

Neurovestibular Program

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.

Read more about the Neurovestibular Program.

Clinics

Botox City Campus Neurophysiology Reception, Level 4 North MON
Epilepsy Royal Park Campus Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17 TUE
Epilepsy City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South East THU
Epilepsy Royal Park Campus Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17 FRI
Movement Disorder Royal Park Campus Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17 TUE
MS and Neuro Immunology City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South FRI
MS Rehabilitation City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South
Neuro-Ophthalmology City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South MON
Neurology City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South East THU
Neurology Rapid City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South East FRI
Neuromuscular City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South East MON
Stroke Follow Up City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South East FRI
Trans Ischaemic Attack City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South East FRI

Referrals

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 provider number
  • the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)

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