Neurological conditions affect the brain and spinal cord and are a leading cause of death and disability worldwide.
These conditions include stroke, migraine, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, meningitis, functional neurological disorder and acquired brain injury, as well as over 600 rare and genetic conditions as varied as Huntington’s and muscular dystrophy.
Many brain diseases are preventable, and through education, advocacy and informed policy, and service development, the health and economic impacts of neurological conditions on individuals and society can be significantly reduced.
For over 30 years, the Neurological Council of WA has acted as a connecting body for the Western Australian neurological community.
We are committed to, and passionate about, delivering quality and safe community care to meet the needs of all people with neurological symptoms or conditions in our diverse client group.
Our offices are located in the Perth Metro area (Nedlands), and the South West, Great Southern and Mid West regions of Western Australia.
Uniting neurological groups
As a peak body, the Neurological Council unites neurological groups and raises the profile and capacity of those organisations through central coordinating activities.
The Neurological Council is the lead tenant at the Centre for Neurological Support, also known as The Niche, located on the QEII Medical Campus in Nedlands. The Niche is home to a range of neurological care and support service organisations and is a key touchpoint for the neurological community.
Delivering integrated neurological nursing services
We believe that all people living with neurological symptoms or conditions should have access to a specialist neurological nurse.
As a service provider to the WA Department of Health, we deliver an integrated neurological nursing service called Neurocare, a person-centred and holistic contemporary service model in which equity of access and outcomes are key factors.
Our nurses provide a statewide service offering education, clinical care, coordination and navigation support for clients.
With teams embedded in local communities and a collaborative relationship with our state's neurological and health care service providers, we ensure support delivery throughout Western Australia.
This is a great service for anyone with a neurological condition. The home visits by a Neuro nurse are brilliant and they are very helpful and supportive.
Great service and have helped me through a difficult time and are a big part in getting back to 100% health.