Sydney Brain & Spine


You or your referring doctor can make an appointment by contacting us by phone or you can send us your referral by fax or email.

When you come for your first visit please remember to bring the following:

  • Referral letter from GP
  • Medicare card, DVA card, Pension Card
  • Have your Private Hospital Insurance information with you.
  • Copies of pathology results or other investigations
  • X-rays, MRI and CT Scans for viewing

Workcover patients need approval from their case manager prior to their appointment. A current claim number, contact details of their case manager and approval letters for neurosurgical appointments will need to be provided.

If you do not have private health insurance or are not covered by Workcover, you may book an appointment with Dr Winder through the outpatients clinic at St Vincent’s Public Hospital. Please call the outpatients clinic on 02 83823112.

You may like to download and print the forms below and bring these to your appointment. Alternatively you can fill these out at your appointment.

Link to symptom localisation

Link to patient details form

Link to Health assessment form SF36

Dr Winder prefers to look at a hard copy of your scan as well as the report. Please bring either the printed films or a disc as supplied by your medical imaging provider. Many images are now available online, but please confirm the location of where your scans were done prior to your appointment to determine if we can access images.

We will send you an SMS reminder two to three days before your appointment. We ask that you please confirm your appointment via an SMS reply. If you do not have a mobile phone please call the clinic a few days prior to your appointment to confirm. We do have many patients waiting for appointments so we would appreciate notice of at least 24 hours cancellation so that another patient may be seen at that time.

When coming to the preoperative visit, it is a good idea to bring along your notes or any questions you may want to discuss with Dr Winder.

Dr Winder’s consulting rooms at St Vincent’s Clinic are managed privately and we therefore charge private fees for all consultations. If you would like further information about our fee schedule please contact the rooms. Our payment options include EFTPOS, credit card, cash or cheque.

If you are a new patient, we would suggest you arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time to allow time for parking, locating our clinic and completing some paperwork.