Phone: (02) 7825 2657

Location: Children’s Assessment Centre, level 3, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

About our service

Neurosurgery is surgery of the brain, spinal cord and spinal column. It includes the nerves and peripheral nerves in the body.

The Neurosurgery team cares for newborn babies, infants and children with:

  • hydrocephalus
  • cerebral tumours
  • spinal cord tumours
  • head injuries
  • vascular malformations of the brain
  • stroke
  • spina bifida and spinal dysraphism
  • Chiari malformation
  • syringomyelia
  • the surgical treatment of epilepsy
  • and surgical management of cerebral palsy.

We provide a full neurovascular service as well as endovascular treatment with a dedicated interventional paediatric neuroradiologist. The department has an  interventional neurovascular room to manage Vein of Galen malformations. 

The Craniofacial Surgery service manages surgical procedures, including spring cranioplasty.

Referral process for clinicians

Our department is using Consultmed to manage referrals. The Consultmed platform allows health professionals to send e-referrals to us securely.   

Consultmed questions and technical support:

Referral and appointment process for parents and carers

Request a referral

To make an appointment at our clinic, you will need a referral from your GP, paediatrician or specialist. 

They will assess your child, discuss your concerns, and make a referral to the appropriate service.  

Track your referral

Our department uses Consultmed to manage referrals. Your referring clinician sends the e-referral to us using the secure Consultmed platform.  

Once we receive the referral, we will send you an email with your tracking information. We will update you as we process the referral and book your appointment. 

To receive these updates, please ask your referring clinician to include your email on the referral.  

If your clinician has questions about Consultmed or require technical support, they can contact  

Need support?

If you need help or have questions about the referral and appointment process, please contact us on (02) 7825 2657.

Clinic information

The clinic manages paediatric neurosurgical patients.

  • Phone: (02) 7825 2230
  • Neurosurgical Registrar Clinic: (02) 9845 2230
  • Location: Children’s Assessment Centre, level 3, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Urgent cases: Contact neurosurgical registrar via switchboard, ph: (02) 9845 0000

Patient and family support

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Our Aboriginal Hospital Liaison and Education officers play an important role in the care and welfare of and advocacy for Aboriginal patients and families, helping ensure a responsive and respectful patient journey.
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We can arrange a free interpreter for you. Interpreters are available for over 50 languages. Tell us which language you speak when your child is admitted, or let your nurse know.
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The Cartula Health app helps manage and inform you about your healthcare journey at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. You can organise your appointments and hospital documents all in one place!