About the RCH Neurology Department

  • The Department of Neurology is made up of a dedicated team of health professionals and administrative staff working together to improve the health outcomes of infants, children and adolescents with disorders of the brain, nerves and muscles.

    We provide high quality outpatient and inpatient services for the diagnosis and management of neurological disorders.  Areas of particular expertise are epilepsy, neuromuscular diseases, paediatric stroke, neonatal neurology and developmental disorders. Our neurophysiology service provides routine EEG (electroencephalogram) monitoring, ambulatory EEG monitoring, outpatient and long-term inpatient video EEG monitoring (VEM) and nerve conduction studies.

    The department is involved in teaching of undergraduate and post graduate nursing, medical and allied health professionals and we undertake active clinical and laboratory based research in the areas of epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, stroke, neonatal neurology and malformations of the brain.

    We have strong links with community based groups such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Epilepsy Foundation, and are recognised for our involvement in national and international professional organisations.

    The team includes doctors, nurses, EEG and VEM technologists, secretaries, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, speech therapists, neuropsychologists and administration officers.