Neurology at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9845 2657
Fax: (02) 9845 3905
Email: scott.day@health.nsw.gov.au
Location: Outpatients building, level 3

The T.Y. Nelson Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at The Children's Hospital at Westmead provides comprehensive clinical services for children with serious diseases of the nervous system.

The service has two main components - the inpatient service and the outpatient service. The inpatient service is a provider of neurological care, in close partnership with other inpatient subspecialty services, and provides a consultative service for children admitted to The Children's Hospital at Westmead and to the Neonatal Unit at Westmead Hospital.

The Outpatient Service provides neurology services through a multidisciplinary team. The service provides an outpatient and inpatient diagnostic service for EEG and neurophysiology services.

Please see Neurosurgery for more information.

Services offered

  • Tertiary level inpatient care
  • Tertiary inpatient consultative service
  • Quaternary epilepsy evaluation and inpatient care
  • Clinical consultant nursing service - epilepsy and neurology/neurosurgery
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Subspeciality outpatient clinics (Complex epilepsy, Neuroimmunology, Movement disorders, Tourette syndrome, Peripheral neuropathy and Neurogenetics)
  • Clinical neurophysiology including electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography, nerve conduction studies, and visual, auditory, spinal and somatosensory evoked response testing
  • Long-term EEG monitoring (video EEG, ambulatory EEG) 
  • Outreach clinics

Clinic

Location

Level 2 Medical Outpatients

Suite 9 Children's Hospital Medical Centre (Dr Antony)

Outreach clinics: Darwin, NT (Dr Troedson), Orange, NSW (Dr Gill), Nowra, NSW (Dr Antony), Bathurst, NSW (Dr Webster),  Dubbo (NSW)

Appointments

New appointments: Please fax referrals from paediatrician to (02)9845 3905

Follow-up appointments: Please call (02)9845 2657

Staff

Dr Richard Webster, Head of Department
  • Dr Jayne Antony
  • Dr Simone Ardern-Holmes
  • A/Prof. Russell Dale
  • Dr Deepak Gill
  • Dr Sachin Gupta
  • Dr Manoj Menezes
  • Dr Shekeeb Mohammad
  • Prof. Peter Procopis
  • Dr Christopher Troedson
  • Dr Chong Wong
  • A/Prof. Andrew Bleasel, Honorary Neurologist
  • A/Prof. Paddy Grattan-Smith, Honorary Neurologist
  • Ms Clare Harb, CNC- Neuroscience/Epilepsy
  • Ms Fiona Wade, CNC- Complex Epilepsy
  • Dr Samantha Meeth,  Neuropsychologist
  • Ms Samantha Soe, Neuro-Scientist EMU
  • Ms Reena Rampersad, Neuro-Scientist, Neurophysiology
  • Ms Olga Teo, Neurology Nurse
  • Ms Priya Sheth, Dietitian

Referrals

Paediatric Neurologist outpatient clinic appointments are made by mailing or faxing the referral from your paediatrician or specialist to (02) 9845 3905. Please note we do not accept new referrals directly from General Practitioners, however we would be happy to provide advice to General Practitioners should they have a patient who they feel needs to see a paediatric neurologist.

A weekly triage meeting is conducted by a neurologist and the Clinical Nurse Consultant. The new referrals are reviewed and prioritised before a decision or recommendation is made on how to best progress the referral. Patients are assigned to individual neurologists according to their waiting times for new patients.

The waiting time for new patients to be seen by a neurologist is six to seven months. You could also speak to your GP or paediatrician about a referral to see a Paediatric Neurologist in their private rooms.

EEG appointments:   Please fax a paediatrician or specialist EEG referral to (02) 8945 3905.  Please note that we do not accept GP referrals.   EEG and Neurophysiology Appointments - Ph (02) 9845 2657   To make a follow-up appointment with your paediatric neurologist,  please call (02) 9845 2657 and follow the prompts to speak with the appropriate secretary. Follow-up appoinments with Prof Peter Procopis are made by phoning (02) 9845 0782.