Community Nursing Services – Neurocare Services Pathway

Assessment

Neurocare Services

The Neurological Council of WA (NCWA) provides a free community neurological nursing service called Neurocare to support all people living with the impact of a neurological condition. This service can be accessed whilst the patient is waiting to get a diagnosis from a neurologist.

 

Neurocare community nurses provide in-house visits and can assist with:

  • information about the course of the patient’s condition
  • education about treatment and drugs
  • liaise with GPs, neurologists, allied health on behalf of the patient
  • provide resources and referrals for personal and peer support
  • provide support to enable the person to function in their home and community
  • track progression of condition, symptoms and support

 

Neurocare will provide community neurological nursing services at:

  • pre-diagnosis
  • diagnosis
  • post diagnosis

 

Services have a focus on equity and accessibility and are provided according to clients’ need, not their diagnosis. Management of the impact on everyday life is not diagnosis specific. The service can play a role whilst waiting to access neurologist.

Request

Request Neurocare Services

Check eligibility:

  • patient with diagnosed neurological condition
  • patient with suspected/undiagnosed neurological symptoms
  • all neurological conditions and ages accepted
  • locations: integrated service across Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Mid-West and Wheatbelt regions

 

Discuss with the patient:

  • they will be assessed for support with symptom management and provided with information and tools to best maximise their wellbeing
  • no fee is payable for services
  • wait times – aim to see patients within 10 work days, triage for urgent referrals
  • visits are in office hours and can be at patient’s home, local hospital or GP practice

 

To access services:

  • patients and clinicians can refer for services
  • email admin@ncwa.com.au or call 1800 645 771 (Mon-Fri 8:30am–4:30 pm)

 

Download and complete the Neurocare Referral Form

 

Further Information

Patient Information

 

Clinical Resources 

 

Reviewers

  • Genetic and Rare Disease Network (GaRDN)
  • Neurological Council of WA (NCWA)
  • HealthPathways WA/WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA)