Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology

Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology

The Neurology 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:

PDF iconPaediatric Neurology referral guidelines (388kb)

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.

Contact Information

Paediatric Neurology Staff

Unit Head

Dr Nicholas Smith

Neurology Staff Specialists

Dr Damian Clark
Dr Clair Pridmore
Dr Suzanna MacLennan

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

Administrative Officers

Rebecca Quail
Agnes Lagula

Nurse Consultant (RN)

Mark Francis

Senior Medical Scientist (Electrophysiology)

Paul Weston

Neurophysiology Scientists

Lee Blackwell
Robin Fraser-Bester
Chaye Stern


2nd Floor, Zone B

Mailing address

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


Phone (08) 8161 7308

Fax (08) 8161 6224

Email: cywhsneurologydepartment@health.sa.gov.au

Further Information

Below are some useful links for your information and support.

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 Word iconWCHN Neurology Electrophysiology Request Form (240kb)
    (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 detail please see clinical referral guidelines:

PDF iconPaediatric Neurology referral guidelines (1.1mb)


WCH page link iconBack to Division of Paediatric Medicine

last modified: 05 Mar 2021