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 multidisciplinary 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.

How to access this service

You need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

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)

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.