Perth - Children's Hospital

The Perth Children’s Hospital has a dedicated neuromuscular service and clinics, caring for the needs of over 300 patients in Western Australia with a range of muscle and nerve disorders. Our multidisciplinary clinics and inpatient services involves input from specialists including neurology, respiratory, cardiology, endocrinology, orthopaedics, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietitian, social work, orthotics and speech pathology. The dedicated neuromuscular clinical nurse specialist is pivotal in coordinating the care of all neuromuscular patients at PCH.

Diagnosis, care and support for all neuromuscular patients are the core principles of the neuromuscular serve at PCH, as well as access to the most up to date therapies and treatment.

Experience of running trials

The neuromuscular team at PCH since 2019 has been prioritising clinical trials and building a research team with in the Neurology department. We currently have numerous international clinical trials at various stages for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Contact Information

Department Name
Perth Children's Hospital – Neurology Department
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Neurology Department

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Primary Phone Number
+61 (08) 6456 4324
Primary Contact Person
Patients: Jodi Mann,
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National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Contact:
Maina Kava,
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Dr Maina Kava graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from Grant Medical College, University of Mumbai with several distinctions and a gold medal. She completed her M.D (Paediatrics) and Paediatric fellowship exams with gold medal from the esteemed Seth GS Medical college and King Edward Memorial Hospital affiliated to Mumbai University.

Dr Kava works as a paediatric neurologist and paediatrician (metabolic division) at Perth Children’s Hospital. She is a senior clinical lecturer affiliated with the School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia. Dr Kava is an active member of the Australia and New Zealand Child Neurology Society (ANZCNS).

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