Neurosciences

The Queensland Children’s Hospital Neurosciences Unit supports the inpatient and outpatient care of young people with neurological disorders across Queensland and in northern New South Wales.

Common conditions that we care for include:

  • epilepsy
  • neuroinflammatory disorders
  • neuromuscular disorders
  • stroke
  • movement disorders
  • complex headache
  • genetic neurological disorders
  • functional neurological symptom disorder
  • fetal conditions with neurological risk.

We also provide a range of inpatient and outpatient neurophysiological investigations such as electroencephalogram (EEG), nerve conduction studies (NCS), electromyogram (EMG), visual evoked potentials (VEP), electroretinogram (ERG) and others.

We have an active research program dedicated to finding the cause and best treatment for neurological conditions that affect children under our care.

Support for current patients

We support existing patients of our service with clinical advice on an ongoing basis. To help ensure we address important clinical issues in a timely manner, we ask that:

  • non-urgent queries, such as test results, are raised in scheduled appointments with our doctors rather than between visits
  • you contact your child’s GP for all routine scripts (our doctors assist with hospital scripts i.e. medicines you cannot get from your local pharmacy)
  • you contact emergency services on 000 for any change in your child’s condition that requires emergency support
  • if there is a change in your child’s condition and you are seeking priority clinical advice, please contact us by phone on 07 3068 2880 (not by email) and ask to speak to our nursing team.

Clinics

Level 6(6c), Queensland Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Monday to Friday  |  9am–4pm
t: 07 3068 2880

Who can access this service?

Referrals are accepted up to a child’s 16th birthday for children with conditions that fall within the scope of our service (your referring doctor can check this via the Clinical Prioritisation Criteria website).

Catchment area

This service is available to children living in Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Do I need a referral?

You will need a formal referral to access this service.

How do I get a referral?

Referrals are accepted from:

  • paediatric specialists
  • general practitioners (some referrals may be redirected to the General Paediatric Service where appropriate).

Other referral information

Our clinics are bulk-billed when patients are directly referred. Please make sure that your referral is addressed to one of our consultants, by name, so that you can take advantage of bulk-billing.

Appointments

You will receive a confirmation letter 4-6 weeks before your scheduled appointment date. If your appointment date is being offered sooner than then, you may be notified by phone or text message instead.

Please make sure you confirm the day and time of your appointment before attending the hospital. We also advise that you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time so that you have time to find a park, arrive at the Neurosciences reception desk, and check-in.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible, by calling the number below, so it can be offered to another patient.
t: 07 3068 2880

Our team

Director

Dr Sophie Calvert MBBS, FRACP

Senior Medical Officers

Dr Geoff Wallace MBBS, FRACP
Dr Anita Cairns MBBS, FRACP
Dr Stephen Malone MBBS, FRACP
A/Prof Kate Riney MB, BCh, BAO, PhD
Dr Ubaid Shah MBBS, FRACP
Dr Adriane Sinclair MBBS, FRACP
Dr Kate Sinclair MBBS, FRACP
Dr Deepa Srinivasan MBBS, FRACP

This service is available at

Metabolic Medicine and Neurosciences (6c)
Queensland Children’s Hospital

Level 6
501 Stanley Street
South Brisbane
QLD 4101
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Contact details

t: 07 3068 2880  |  07 3068 1111 (after hours via hospital switchboard)
e: CHQ_Neurosciences@health.qld.gov.au

Operating hours

Monday to Friday, business hours 9am-4pm (excluding public holidays).