Community Clinics available in Clinical Practice Building
Hear and Say
Hear and Say is a not-for-profit organisation which provides services and programs to children with hearing loss, young adults and families including audiology, auditory-verbal therapy, occupational therapy and school hearing screening. We also provide Telepractice services online reaching out to rural and remote areas. Our aim is to help children with hearing loss and those without hearing loss to hear, listen and speak so they can attend a regular school, have wider career choices and can more fully participate in their community. We are committed to using clinical research to measure outcomes.
MS Queensland provides a coordinated care service for people living with Multiple Sclerosis. We provide education, raise awareness and advocate on the behalf of those with MS.
Neurology – Dr Mike Boggild
Dr Mike Boggild is a Neurologist with special interests in Multiple Sclerosis and related disorders.
He holds a MBChB MRCP MD FRACP.
Dr Boggild graduated from Leicester University in 1986 and went on to complete Neurology training in the UK, gaining additional experience at a number of centres in the United States in 1996. He then spent fifteen years as Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre for Neurosciences in Liverpool, UK, sub-specialising in the diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis and related disorders. Having relocated to Townsville in early 2012 in search of a new challenge, he sees the potential to use his experience to develop an efficient and responsive Neurology service in regional North Queensland along with the opportunity to apply his sub-speciality interest in multiple sclerosis, experience which saw the Walton MS Service acknowledged as ‘Best Comprehensive MS Service in the UK’ and the subsequent establishment in Liverpool of the UK diagnostic service for neuromyelitis optica. He has a clinical research background, with over 50 peer reviewed publications and has already been an invited speaker at the Australia and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) meeting as well as being invited onto several national MS advisory boards. In addition to his sub-specialty interest he has extensive general neurology experience, having been the sole visiting neurologist to the Isle of Man (think motorbike races and tax haven) from 1997-2011 and is pleased to see adult patients across the full range of neurological disorders. Dr Boggild and Nurse Specialist Ms Sharon Gray are on site to see patients every second Friday.
For more information please contact the MS Clinic on (07) 4433 2364