Help For You

Are you or is someone you know living with a neurological symptom or condition? The Neurological Council of WA is here to support and guide you through your journey.

Community Neurological Service at the NCWA

Navigating you through your journey

Our team is made up of dedicated community neurological nurses and care navigators who work with people living with the impact of a neurological symptom or condition.

We understand every situation is unique and we will work with you to provide individualised and holistic care.

Our nurses offer support and guidance across a range of areas.

Advocacy and education

We can help you navigate health and social care systems to find the right support. We also provide information, advice and education on condition, symptom management and care options - ensuring you and your family understand what has changed for you and what you need to maximise your health.

Health care liaison

We can liaise with your treating doctors and other health care professionals after hospital discharge on health status, condition changes and other care issues - ensuring you are well supported in the community.

Care management and wellness plans

We can work with you and other health care professionals to ensure you have the information and knowledge to identify ways of maintaining and possibly improving your health. This is done through the identification of meaningful goals and strategies to maximise well-being and prevent further complications.

Clinical assessments

Our team provides a range of assessments to identify current and future care needs. The aim of these assessments is to work with you in setting health and wellbeing goals and assisting in the development of meaningful plans of care.

Monitoring and follow-ups

We can provide ongoing clinical management and encouragement in regards to self-management whilst ensuring you are supported to navigate the system maximising potential benefits to your situation, often with referrals to other health care professionals and/or services.

Support groups

We hold regular Friends of NCWA support groups for clients and carers. These meetings provide an opportunity to socialise and be supported by like-minded people. We also incorporate education sessions to help manage wellbeing, quality of life and independence.

What our community neurological nursing service offers

Our nurses support during the diagnostic journey, pre-diagnosis, diagnosis and post-diagnosis stages. We are aware, for some people there is never a clear diagnosis, but understand the challenge of living with the impact of a neurological symptom or condition.

We offer pre-discharge hospital visits, home visits, telephone consultations and Telehealth video-conferencing across the Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern, Mid West and Wheatbelt regions of Western Australia.

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Referrals to our service

We take referrals from general practitioners, health professionals, community service workers, regional assessment agencies and/or families and friends of potential clients. Self-referrals are also welcome.

You can access our online referral form here. Alternatively, you may wish to download a pdf copy of the referral form and return via email.

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Need to know more?

We would be pleased to speak with you and answer any questions you may have about services.

Call us on 1800 645 771 (free call) or (08) 6457 7533. Alternatively, you can contact us via the form below.

Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm (except for public holidays).

The Neurological Council of WA are an amazing team of caring people who help people with neurological disorders ..... I know that they were instrumental in getting me back on my feet again, after my ABI. An amazing team, with Kathy McCoy at the helm. Thankyou everyone.

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.

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