Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all conditions for outpatient services and does not exclude consideration for referral unless specifically stipulated in the out of scope section.

Pediatric services

Referrals for children and young people should follow the Children’s Health Queensland referral guidelines.

Emergency referrals

All urgent cases must be discussed with the on call Neurology Registrar to obtain appropriate prioritisation and treatment. Contact through:

  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (07) 3646 8111
  • The Prince Charles Hospital (07) 3139 4000
  • Redcliffe Hospital (07) 3883 7777

Urgent cases accepted via phone must be accompanied with a written referral and a copy faxed immediately to the Central Patient Intake Unit: 1300 364 952.

If any of the following are present or suspected arrange immediate transfer to the emergency department.

  • Acute stroke/TIA
  • Bilateral limb weakness with or without bladder and/or bowel dysfunction
  • Acute rapidly progressive weakness (Guillain-Barre Syndrome, myelopathy)
  • Acute onset severe:
    • ataxia
    • vertigo
    • visual loss
  • Status epilepticus/epilepsy with Red flags:
    • first seizure
    • focal deficit post-ictally
    • seizure associated with recent trauma
    • persistent severe headache > 1 hour post-ictally
    • seizure with fever
  • Altered level of consciousness
  • Headache with Red flags:
    • sudden onset/thunderclap headache
    • severe headache with signs of systemic illness (fever, neck stiffness, vomiting, confusion, drowsiness)
    • first severe headache age >50 years
    • severe headache associated with recent head trauma
    • recent onset headaches in young obese females
  • Delirium/sudden onset confusion with or without fever
  • Acute severe exacerbation of known MS

Out of scope services

Not all services are funded in the Queensland public health system. The following are not routinely provided in a public Neurology service:

  • Mild or tension headache
  • Untreated headache/migraine
  • Dementia without prior assessment by physician or geriatrician
  • Syncope (consider Cardiology)
  • Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue syndrome
  • Lyme Disease
  • Head Injury (consider Neurosurgery)
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Chronic Unexplained Pain / Pain Syndrome

Specialists list

Clinic details

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Level 7, Ned Hanlon Building

The Prince Charles Hospital
Specialist Clinics, Ground Floor

Redcliffe Hospital
Level 1, Specialist Outpatient Department, Main Building

Send referral

Hotline: 1300 364 938

Fax: 1300 364 952

Electronic: eReferral system

Mail: Metro North Central Patient Intake
Aspley Community Centre
776  Zillmere Road

Health pathways

Access to Health Pathways is free for clinicians in Metro North Brisbane.

For login details email:

Login to Brisbane North Health Pathways:

Back to top