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Concussion Clinic – Paediatric & Adult Royal North Shore Hospital

Level 3 - Clinic 5, Check in D, Ambulatory Care Centre.
Royal North Shore Hospital
Reserve Rd

St Leonards

2065

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Concussion Clinic – Paediatric & Adult Royal North Shore Hospital

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Contact us

 

General enquiries

Concussion Clinic mobile telephone: 0447 337 560 can be used for bookings and advice

 

Adults:

Adults: (02) 9463 1866

All GP referrals to: NSLHD-RNSH-Concussion@health.nsw.gov.au OR via e-referral to Dr Miriam Priglinger


Paediatric: Clinical Services Building

Paediatrics: (02) 9463 2164

Level 7, Outpatient Department, Clinical Services Building, Royal 
North Shore Hospital, Westbourne St, St Leonards, 2065

All GP referrals to: NSLHD-RNSH-Concussion@health.nsw.gov.au OR via e-referral to Prof Gary Browne

Opening hours

Monday

Paediatrics: 8:00 to 12:00

Adults: 13:00 to 16:00


Mondays:

Morning: Paediatrics CSB, Level 7, Paediatric Outpatient Dept.

Afternoon: Adults ASB, Ambulatory Care Centre, Clinic 5 
Rooms 11 & 12

 What we do

The Concussion Clinic is a multidisciplinary team of professionals providing neurological and neuropsychological assessments for the patient whose concussion is taking longer than 10 days to recover. This clinic applies best practice and standardised approaches, facilitating optimal recovery, a positive return to school and sport, as well as prevention of long term health ramifications. The clinic sees school aged children and adults under 45 years with persistent concussion symptoms.

 

See our educational concussion video here

 

 What to bring

  • GP referral
  • List of current medications
  • Any test results related to this event
  • Medicare card

 When to visit us

Your local General Practitioner will be able to refer patients with significant ongoing concussion symptoms, lasting longer than 10 days. Each referral is assessed on its acuity and triaged accordingly. There can be a short wait but urgent patients will be seen in a timely manner.

 How to visit us

Exit off Pacific Highway and the M1 will take you to the hospital on Reserve Road in St Leonards

Bus Route 114 stops directly at the hospital

The hospital is close to St Leonards train station

The hospital is a 5 minute walk from St Leonards Station

Street and multi storey car parking are available on the Royal North Shore hospital campus. Fees apply, so please check signage. Concession parking rates are available for patients and carers. Click here for more details.

The Concussion Clinic is Check in D

When you enter the hospital, walk past the yellow lifts. The Ambulatory Care Centre will be on your right hand side between the orange and green lifts.

Check in D is located on the left, past the enquiries desk.

 Referral information

GP referral 

All GP referrals to:

NSLHD-RNSH-Concussion@health.nsw.gov.au or via e-referral to either Dr Miriam Priglinger (Adults) or Prof Gary Browne (Paediatrics)

 

Adults referral criteria:

  • Address: NSLHD resident
  • Age: Adults: <45 years old
  • Mechanism of concussion: Must be sports related injury
  • Symptoms: Symptoms lasting >10 days
  • Referral: GP referral
Paediatric referral criteria:
  • Address: NSLHD resident or boarder at a NSLHD school
  • Age: School aged <16 years old
  • Mechanism of concussion: Any mechanism
  • Symptoms: Symptoms lasting >10 days
  • Referral: GP referral

 Other information

Our Team:

 

Vicki Evans (Roach) AM (Clinical Nurse Consultant)
Dr Vince Oxenham (Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Dr Miriam Priglinger, Neurologist (Adults)

 

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