The Movement Disorders Unit at RMH is dedicated to providing quality care for people living with a movement disorder. We offer specialty clinics, in-patient consultations, clinical trial opportunities and multi-disciplinary support services. 

Our service specialises in diagnosing and treating the following disorders:

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Atypical Parkinson’s disorders, including
    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
    • Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
    • Corticobasal Syndrome (CBS)
  • tremors
  • dystonia
  • tics

Our service also provides advanced treatment options for Parkinson's disease including:

  • Deep Brain Stimulation surgery (DBS)
  • Continuous Infusion Therapies:
    • Duodopa Intestinal Gel
    • Apomorphine
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections

We have a strong focus on research and are committed to providing opportunities to your patients to participate in the latest clinical trials. Search for information on our current clinical trials.

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 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"

Special referral instructions

Referrals should include:

  • the reason for referral
  • history and description of abnormal movements, severity of symptoms and degree of functional impairment.
  • Provide if available
  • previous investigations (eg., Relevan blood tests, nerve conduction study, electroencephalogram, CT or MRI of the brain).
  • patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
  • your provider number
  • the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)