A FREE 1300 hotline has been set up for residents to ring for epilepsy-related advice. It’s called the Epilepsy Nurse Line, and it’s available from 9am to 5pm seven days a week in all Australian states and territories. The service is funded by, and endorsed by, the Australian Department of Health.
People simply call 1300 EPILEPSY (37 45 37) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every call is answered by a Registered Nurse with special training in epilepsy management. The Nurses on the helpline are qualified to answer questions about medications, lifestyle implications of epilepsy such as drinking alcohol, driving, playing sport or pregnancy, planning for the NDIS, employment, first aid, seizure management and more. The Nurses can also refer callers on to external services or more specialist Epilepsy Nurses and Consultants, if needed.
The Epilepsy Nurse Line
- People with epilepsy can speak with a qualified epilepsy nurse on the Epilepsy Nurse Line by calling 1300 EPILEPSY (37 45 37) or emailing email@example.com
- Calls made to the Epilepsy Nurse Line will be answered with a rapid response time, and emails will be responded to within 24 hours
- The Epilepsy Nurse Line is staffed from 9am to 5pm seven days a week in all states and territories of Australia