The Queensland Children’s Hospital (CHQ) is a specialist state-wide hospital and health service dedicated to providing the best possible family-centred health care for every child and young person in Queensland. A recognised leader in paediatric healthcare, education and research, CHQ delivers a full range of clinical services, tertiary level care and health promotion programs for children across Queensland, northern New South Wales and overseas with the support of over 4000 staff and 450 volunteers.
The Neuromuscular Clinic initially started at the Royal Children’s Hospital in 2010 and continued with the move to the Queensland Children’s Hospital in 2014. It is a multidisciplinary clinic with Neurology, Respiratory, Cardiology and allied therapy support.
It has more than 300 patients with disorders including Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, congenital myopathies, congenital muscular dystrophies and inherited and autoimmune neuropathies.
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Dr Cairns studied medicine at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. Her initial clinical training was in Queensland Australia and Wales UK. Her neurology training was at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney and Great Ormond Children’s Hospital in London.
She has been a consultant at Royal and Mater Children’s Hospitals since 2009 and continued with the move to the Queensland Children’s Hospital when it opened in 2014. She has been the clinical lead for the Neuromuscular Service since 2010 and neuromuscular research since 2017.