All surgical neurological diseases are treated at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. The diseases include intracranial pathology (surgical treatment of trauma, tumours, epilepsy surgery, and neurovascular lesions), movement and spinal disease (surgical treatment of degenerative disorders, removal of tumours and vascular abnormalities). The department also provides the only service for functional neurosurgery in Western Australia. Functional neurosurgery includes deep brain stimulation surgery for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, tremor, regional dystonia such as torticollis and generalised dystonia.
- Ward G52 – 27 beds (including 11 dedicated High Dependency Unit beds), Ward G66 – 18 beds; Total – 45 dedicated Neurosurgical beds; additional access to shared beds in the Intensive Care Unit (Ward G44)
- Highly specialised neurosurgical nursing staff, with ward-based physiotherapists, social workers, occupational therapists and speech therapist. Ward G52 has its own physiotherapy room
- 2 dedicated neurosurgical theatres with highly trained neuro-anaesthetists and nursing staff
- 10 consultants, 8 registrars, administrative assistant, secretary and computer officers
The Neurosurgical Unit at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) has an accredited affiliation with the Neurosurgical Department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. The unit is located on Ward 5H and has 15 dedicated beds.
The RPH unit primarily cares for trauma. There are no elective theatres available however emergency theatres are available 24 hours a day.
The Neurosurgical Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) also has an accredited affiliation with the Neurosurgical Department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. The PMH unit provides an elective and emergency neurosurgical paediatric service to Western Australia.
The neurosurgery ward is located on 5A.