Epilepsy

Advanced epilepsy service

Thousands of Queenslanders suffer from epilepsy; a neurological condition that affects the nervous system. Epilepsy affects up to 90 000 Queensland families, many of whom do not respond to medical treatment and therefore surgery is their best option.  

Mater Centre for Neurosciences provides an advanced epilepsy service using state-of-the-art equipment to provide a full range of epilepsy care.

Mater Health Services has partnered with the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital to provide the new statewide comprehensive epilepsy program to Queenslanders living with epilepsy who do not respond to anti-epileptic drugs. 

Epilepsy monitoring unit

Monitoring and assessment will occur in a purpose built epilepsy monitoring unit, using the latest equipment to monitor and analyse brain activity and body movement during a seizure.

A vital part of the unit include:

  • Reading Rooms: dedicated spaces for staff to research, learn and analyse patient test results
  • Scientist Room: for staff to monitor electroencephalogram (EEG) testing and video data of patients

The specialised equipment ensures that patients receive the best treatment for their needs, and allows for faster assessments to determine if they could benefit from surgery.