Neurology (Paediatric)

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

Dr Tyson Ware accepts referrals for complex epilepsy and paroxysmal events, evaluation for neurodegenerative condition, and disorders of the peripheral neuromuscular system. Apart from exceptional circumstances, referrals will only be accepted from other paediatricians.

Referral Process

All referrals should comply with the Referral Standards and specifically include:

  • Reason for referral
  • Developmental history
  • Detailed description and history of events: relationship to sleep/febrile illness; context etc

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Paediatrics clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

Directed by patient’s general paediatrician.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Emergency

Acute neurological deficit; acute flaccid paralysis / spinal cord syndrome

Urgent / category 1

Suspected infantile spasms or epileptic encephalopathy

New onset epilepsy with convulsive seizures

Neurodegenerative condition

Semi-urgent / category 2

Known epilepsy or neurologic condition with breakthrough seizures or significant deterioration

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

Emergency:

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED).  Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED
- Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6348 7382
MCH ED
- Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED
- Phone: (03) 6493 6340  Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED
- Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Urgent:

Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.

We will endeavour to see these patients within 4 weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.

For any urgent sexual abuse/assault concerns please phone RHH switchboard and ask Paediatric Sexual Assault Consultant or Registrar on call for advice.

Semi-urgent:

We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks

Routine:

Next available appointment