Neurology is the study of disorders of the nervous system and neurologists are specialist physicians that are expert in the diagnosis and treatment of all of conditions and diseases related to the central and peripheral nervous system and its connections. This includes nerve coverings, blood vessels and tissues, such as muscle. Many neurologists also have further training in subspecialty areas of neurology, such as stroke medicine, epilepsy, headache, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, sleep medicine, pain management or movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease).
The San is one of only 20 hospitals in NSW and the only private hospital that is on the Ambulance NSW stroke matrix and identified as an approved Acute Thrombolytic Centre (ATC) for the treatment of patients suffering from stroke. To make this register, a hospital must have an emergency department and a 24/7 commitment to specialist care, treatment, medical imaging equipment and rehabilitation for stroke patients.