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The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

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Neurological Conditions

The Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology Department provides medical diagnostic and treatment services for children with neurological disorders.

The Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology Department provides tertiary level medical diagnostic and treatment services for children with neurological disorders. Our mission is to provide contemporary, patient-focussed clinical care and diagnostic services for children and adolescents with neurological disorders, in an equitable and timely manner.

Diagnostic Services include:

  • Specialist neurological consultations
  • Diagnostic electrophysical services which include:
    • Electro-encephalography (EEG)
    • Inpatient Video EEG Monitoring
    • Ambulatory EEG Monitoring
    • Electromyography
    • Nerve Conduction
    • CNS Evoked Potentials

Treatment services are provided at a specialist neurologist level.

How to access the service

Patients are accepted by direct referral from registered medical practitioners. Families are requested to contact their local doctor should they believe referral is indicated for their child. Medical practitioners are requested to consult the Neurology service referral guidelines:

The department reception can be contacted by calling (08) 8161 7308.


General Business: 9am to 4.30pm, Monday – Friday

For emergencies, a Consultant Neurologist is available for consultation with referring medical practitioners on a 24-hour 7-day basis.


2nd Floor, Zone B

Further information

Useful links



(08) 8161 7308


(08) 8161 6224


Mailing address

Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology
2nd Floor, Zone B
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006


Unit Head

  • Dr Nicholas Smith

Neurology Staff Specialists

  • Dr Damian Clark
  • Dr Clair Pridmore
  • Dr Suzanna MacLennan
  • Dr Romain Briest
  • Dr Kerrie-Anne Chen

The WCH Paediatric Neurology Service is a multidisciplinary team also consisting of:

Administrative Officers

  • Rebecca Quail
  • Bernadette Fernandes

Nurse Consultant (RN)

  • Mark Francis

Clinical Nurse – Stroke (RN)

  • Sheila Rosser

Neurophysiology Scientists

  • Lee Blackwell
  • Robin Fraser-Bester
  • Xiangjun Xu (Jun)

For Professionals

Request for an electrophysiology diagnostic procedure

To make a request for electrophysiology diagnostic procedure, medical practitioners are required to:

  • Download and print the WCHN Neurology Electrophysiology Request Form. This form can be completed electronically prior to printing, signing and faxing through to the Department'
  • Fill out the form with appropriate details and fax completed form to (08) 8161 6224.

For further details, please see our clinical referral guidelines: