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Organisation of care

The services within the Department of Clinical Neuroscience offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment, often in a multidisciplinary setting structured around clinical themes that frequently include neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neurorehabilitationists and their nursing colleagues working in teams.

Service of Neurology

Outpatient Unit, sometimes called "policlinic" (Main hospital building, level 7), is open to patients who are referred by a GP, a neurologist, a neurosurgeon or other specialists for advice, treatment or to carry out specialised tests (e.g., EEGs, EMGs, transcranial Doppler, transcranial magnetic stimulation, etc.).


Inpatient Unit (Main hospital building, level 13) is composed of the medical neurology team, nursing staff, a multidisciplinary evaluation and early neurological rehabilitation team (speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, physiotherapists, neuropsychologists) and specialist consultants from different domains including the Stroke Unit.

The medical team works with specialised nurses in each of these areas.

Service of Neurosurgery

Outpatient Unit, sometimes called "policlinic" (Main hospital building, level 7), is open to patients who are referred by a GP or a specialist for advice or treatment. The team participates in organising hospital stays and provides pre- and post-op nursing care.

Inpatient Unit (Main hospital building, level 13) welcomes patients for operations or tests. The team takes care of the patients during hospitalisation, often in collaboration with other specialists according to the situation and the type of treatment.

The surgical team works with a team of specialist neurosurgically trained nurses.

Service de neurochirurgie

When an operation is planned, the patient is given information on anaesthesia by an anaesthetist in the Surgical Pre-hospitalisation Centre (Main hospital building, level 7).

The service works in partnership with other departmental teams who respond to specific needs of care and neurosurgical rehabilitation. Following hospitalisation, a period in the Service of Neurorehabilitation may be necessary.

Service of Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation

Outpatient Unit (Hôpital Nestlé, level 5) provides outpatient rehabilitation and follow-up treatment when inpatient care is no longer needed.

Inpatient Unit (Hôpital Nestlé, level 4) treats patients who require inpatient rehabilitation. The team takes an interdisciplinary approach to its work. At different points throughout a patient stay, from admission to discharge, the rehabilitation team meets with the patient and their loved ones to define and adapt the rehabilitation plan to individual needs.

Service de neuropsychologie et neuroréhabilitation

The Neurorehabilitation Unit comprises an inter-professional team of specialist doctors, nurses, neuropsychologists, speech therapists who specialise in language problems, occupational therapists and social workers. Weekly inter-professional visits monitor and adjust individual therapeutic goals, planning and implementation.


The team also relies upon the support of orthopaedic technicians and other medical support teams.

Leenaards Memory Centre

The Leenaards Memory Centre welcomes all the patients addressed to us by a general practitioner, a neurologist, a psychiatrist, a geriatrician or other specialists for an ambulatory specialized consultation. This consultation takes place in the building located at Chemin de Mont-Paisible 16, Lausanne – the reception is found at the ground floor.

The center does not provide beds for hospitalization.



L'Unité de chirurgie spinale du CHUV regroupe les activités spinales du Service d'orthopédie et de traumatologie (OTR) et du Service de neurochirurgie (NCH). Elle offre des consultations spécialisées et prend en charge toute la gamme des pathologies rachidiennes adultes comme certaines maladies dégénératives, les traumatismes rachidiennes, les tumeurs du rechis, etc.

L'Unité de chirurgie spinale est dirigée par le Pr V. Bartanusz

Unité de chirurgie spinale
Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois
Bâtiment hospitalier
Rue du Bugnon 46
CH - 1011 Lausanne
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