About neurology

Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves). A specialist in this field is a neurologist.  Neurological conditions include (but are not limited to):

  • stroke

  • multiple sclerosis (MS)

  • movement disorders including Parkinson's Disease

  • epilepsy

  • headache

  • myopathy

  • neuropathy

  • Motor Neurone Disease

Patients may be referred to a neurology specialist at Nelson Marlborough Health by a GP (doctor), or another medical specialist.


Locations and contact details

Neurology services are available at Nelson Hospital with visiting clinics held at Wairau once every two months.

Additional subspecialty services for movement disorders are held quarterly at both sites.


  • Location: Nelson Hospital, Medical Outpatients, Level 2

  • Phone: (03) 546 1906

  • Hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm (not public holidays)