Trainee Positions At Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Neurology Department
Level 1/E Block
Hospital Avenue
WA, 6009

Contact Details

Dr Rick Stell
Phone : 08 9346 3088
www :


Training Positions : Two
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is a progressive, fully accredited teaching hospital located on a 28 hectare medical campus adjacent to King's Park in Nedlands, the University of WA and is 4 kilometres from the central business district of Perth.

Clinical services are provided via a devolved management structure encompassing six Clinical Service Units. All clinical specialties are available, with the exception of complex burns, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology. The hospital has a distinguished record in patient care, teaching and research and is closely associated with the nearby University of Western Australia as well as Curtin and Edith Cowan Universities.

Each year the hospital treats approximately 63,000 inpatients, 40,000 emergency presentations and 300,000 outpatients. There are currently 581 beds available, 88 of which are day patient beds. An additional 20 general medical beds are also currently available at Osborne Park Hospital and a 22 bed Care Awaiting Placement Unit is located in the grounds of Hollywood Private Hospital. The hospital employs approximately 2,700 full-time equivalent staff.

Department Beds :
The Neurology Ward has 18 beds which include Stroke Unit patients and 2 video telemetry beds, but averages around 22 inpatients at any one time.

Department Clinics
General Neurology (4 each week in the Outpatient Department)1st Seizure clinic (one each week in the Outpatient Department)TIA Clinic

Department Specialty Clinics
movement disordersrefractory epilepsyNeuro immunology / MSneurogenetic neuromuscular disorders

Department Meetings
Regular Department meetings held every Monday include:
case discussions
mortality morbidity reviews
journal club
neuroradiology meetings
Neurology Grand Rounds rotating between the four major teaching hospitals is held weekly.
Regular case discussions, mortality morbidity reviews, journal clubs etc are held weekly.
Symposium for Western Australian Neurosciences (ANRI)

Department Staff
Dr W M Carroll Head of Department (MS, stroke, epilepsy)
Dr Rick Stell Consultant Neurologist (ocular motor, movement disorders)
Dr Nai Lai Consultant Neurologist (stroke, 1st seizure)
Dr A G Kermode Consultant Neurologist (Neuro immunology MS)
Dr D J Blacker Consultant Neurologist (stroke)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
There are three registrar positions in the Neurology Department up to 2 of which may be for Advanced training within the Department. Registrars rotate between clinical teams every two months to ensure an opportunity for training from attending neurologists.

Trainee Responsibilities

Selection Criteria

Philosophy Of Training
Establish a solid base in clinical neurology, encourage research activity and stimulate a critical appraisal of neuroscience in general.

Neurology Training In State

Other Information