WA Adult Epilepsy Service commences service at SCGH

17 November 2016

This week the WA Adult Epilepsy Service (WAAES) started its inpatient service at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), with the first patient being treated. The outpatient component of the service commenced in August.

Health professional monitoring a patient having an electroencephalograph (EEG)

The service has transferred from Royal Perth Hospital to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, to centralise clinical expertise and resources, as part of the State Centre for Neurosciences based at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre.

The specialty neurology ward G51 at SCGH has been upgraded to facilitate the provision of the long term video electroencephalograph (EEG) monitoring service.

This service maps brain activity which helps in the diagnosis of some forms of epilepsy. 

EEG monitoring is also used prior to some brain surgery, where mapping of the site of abnormal brain activity is needed.

The WAAES can be contacted on 6457 3276.

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