Our 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.
We care for people who are in hospital, have been to hospital or need to come to hospital for:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Movement disorders
- Clinical neurophysiology - measuring the electrical functions of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves
- Peripheral neuropathy - damage to your peripheral nerves, often causing weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet but can also affect other areas of your body.
- Neurovestibular problems - to do with your sense of balance and spatial orientation
- Neurointervention - stents or medication to prevent stroke
Dr Bruce Campbell, Neurologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, features in this SBS video about young people as survivors of having a stroke
How to access this service
You need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital. Once we receive the referral, we will send you a letter.
If there is a waiting list, you'll be advised what to do in your letter.
Referrals are current for 12 months from the date of issue, unless it is specified as "indefinite". Keep a copy of your referral, so you can easily ask your GP to renew your referral if you need to.
|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|
What to bring
Every time you come to hospital
Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:
- Medicare card
- Health Care card (if you have one)
- Concession card (if you have one)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
- X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
- Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
- Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For an overnight (or longer) stay
If you come for an overnight (or longer stay), you should also bring:
- A dressing gown and slippers, or comfortable day clothes and shoes
- Your toiletries
- Your iPad/tablet or smart phone, provided you are happy to take responsibility for it
For a day procedure
If you come for a day procedure, you should also bring:
- A responsible adult carer to stay with you to hear instructions, help you and take you home
- Dressing gown and slippers
For a clinic appointment
If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:
- Your letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- Your appointment book
- TAC or Workcover claim number
Do not bring (for overnight or longer stay)
And if you're staying overnight, do not bring:
Your handbag, wallet, purse or large amounts of cash. Just bring a small amount for items such as newspapers, magazines or coffee
- Valuables, such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you
In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.