Before your visit we will send you an appointment letter with our contact details, address and an outline of the consultation fee. As our neurosurgeons visit and consult in many locations throughout Queensland, it is very important that you please check the address of your appointment.
On the day of your appointment you will need to bring:
- your referral letter
- any previous and recent x-rays or scans
- your completed health history questionnaire
It is often a good idea to write down any questions you might want to ask your neurosurgeon. Brisbane Clinical Neuroscience Centre (BCNC) neurosurgeons are happy to see patients from WorkCover or other third party insurers, we do however require written authority from your case manager.
Undergoing a surgical procedure can be a difficult time, but we are here to help you. Our theatre bookings team will make all the arrangements. You should receive an admission letter which contains details about admission times, fasting, your anaesthetists and a quote for your procedure. The hospital where you are booked in for your surgery will also require you to complete some paperwork.
To make sure the entire process runs smoothly for you, you will be contacted by several people, including Mater hospital admission team, preadmission clinic and our Brisbane Clinical Neuroscience Centre (BCNC) nurses.
Our nurses can assist you with
- Travel forms
- Airline guidelines following surgery
- Expectations around your hospital stay
If you do need to travel to Brisbane information about accommodation can be provided.
You will be introduced to one of our nurses during your hospital stay. Prior to discharge, you will be provided with education around your surgical recovery. They can assist with obtaining medical certificates where required. Following your discharge from hospital, Brisbane Clinical Neuroscience Centre (BCNC) nurses will telephone you to monitor your recovery. You are welcome to contact our nurses anytime with any questions – remember, we are here to help you.
We are happy to provide telehealth consultations for our patients in rural and remote regions. These appointments can occur with your General Practitioner or in your home. Please contact our admin team, and we will assist you with setting up your telehealth appointment.