Neurogenetics at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9845 1325

Neurogenetics at The Children's Hospital at Westmead provides comprehensive clinical care for children affected by muscle and nerve conditions including muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, the peripheral neuropathies and neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2 (NF1 and NF2). 

The Neuromuscular Clinic cares for children and adolescents with a range of muscle and nerve disorders (including neuropathies, congenital myopathies, myotonic dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, Becker muscular dystrophy, limb girdle muscular dystrophy and Ulrich congenital myopathy). The Neurogenetics Clinic cares for patients with neurofibromatosis.

Clinic

Location

Children's Assessment Centre (CAC) Level 3

Appointments

Preferred - Email SCHN-CHW-Neurogenetics@health.nsw.gov.au or Ph (02) 9845 1325

Consultants

Dr K Jones (Geneticist)
Dr M Wilson (Geneticist)

Dr S Sandaradura (Geneticist)
Dr R Webster (Neurologist)
Dr H Young (Neurologist)

Dr S Ardern-Holmes (Neurologist)

Dr M Menezes (Neurologist)

Clinic days

Wednesdays, 2 pm

Method of referring

Email Daralyn Hodgson, Manager Neurogenetics Clinical Services on SCHN-CHW-Neurogenetics@health.nsw.gov.au  or Fax (02) 9845 3905 the written referral addressed to the attending specialist.

Initial referrals must be from a registered medical practitioner (specialist or consultant) / subsequent referrals must be from a registered medical practitioner (GP, specialist or consultant) and can be directed to any Clinical Geneticist/ Paediatric Neurologist listed above. Requirements will be advised at booking by genetic staff. Requests to see a specific geneticist or neurologist can be considered, but are not always possible. All appointment requests are triaged by clinical staff and appointments may be allocated to another Clinic (Genetics or Neurology)  if more appropriate.

  A Genetic Counsellor will usually contact new referrals prior to clinic visit to obtain a preliminary family tree and check if relevant previous medical information is available.

Clinic function

Diagnosis, assessment and genetic counselling of children with neurogenetic disorders including neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders and hereditary ataxias

Urgent referrals

Contact the Hospital switchboard on 02 9845 0000