Neuroscience - Brain and Spinal

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne is a leader in the speciality of Neuroscience. Our neurosurgeons and neurologists treat patients for a wide range of neurological disorders and conditions.

St Vincent’ Private Hospital Melbourne has specialist neurosurgical theatres with state-of-the-art facilities allowing for the most complex of procedures.

St Vincent’s Private Fitzroy has a 34-bed specialised Neuroscience Unit, and 8 beds and a highly qualified specialist medical and nursing staff in our Intensive Care Unit

St Vincent’s Private East Melbourne runs a multidisciplinary unit treating neuroscience patients with the support of a 4-bed high dependency unit within the ward

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne collaborates closely with St Vincent Hospital Melbourne to benefit our patients in numerous ways.

Our staff

Neurosurgeons and neurologists

We have over 40 accredited neurosurgeons and neurologists who treat patients for a wide range of neurological disorders and conditions. Review our list of neurosurgeons and neurologists


A physician is sometimes appointed to manage a patient’s medical needs. If this is required, your surgeon will nominate one of our expert accredited physicians.

Nursing staff

Our Neuroscience units are staffed with highly qualified and motivated nursing teams.

Nursing teams are led by the nurse unit manager (NUM), who is supported by the associate nurse unit manager on each shift. Our general nursing staff is motivated by the mission and values of the hospital and care for our patients with compassion and professionalism.

We have a large nursing education team promoting continuous professional development actively amongst the nursing staff. The position of clinical coach has been introduced to further consolidate the education and development of the neuroscience nursing staff.

Allied health staff

Our highly qualified Allied Health staff includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nutritionists, social workers, discharge coordinators, orthotics specialists, and pharmacists.

Your surgeon or the NUM will refer you if you require the services of these teams.


SVPH is highly committed to research and adjusting patient management according to current best practice as dictated by research outcomes. Read about our current research projects

For more information on St Vincent's Neuroscience services and additional resources visit our dedicated Neuroscience site here.