ECT at Wesley Hospital Kogarah
Wesley Hospital Kogarah uses electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as a treatment for people experiencing severe forms of depression or other psychiatric disorders, where medication and other treatments have not been effective. It is a safe procedure that is supported by a clear body of evidence and we only use ECT with the full understanding and consent of the person involved. For the privacy and comfort of our patients, our ECT clinic includes a dedicated waiting room, treating room and recovery room.
We perform approximately 700 ECT treatments each year. And as well as a treatment clinic, we are an ECT training provider and a centre of research associated with the University of NSW.
In this video, Wesley Hospital Kogarah’s Medical Director of ECT, Professor Colleen Loo, explains the facts about ECT and how we use it.
Professor Colleen Loo is the Medical Director of ECT at Wesley Hospital Kogarah. She is an active clinician and researcher, and is joined in the department by Dr Brett Simpson and Dr Jenny McGoldrick, who each have more than 10 years of experience and are highly regarded as ECT psychiatrists.
The ECT Clinic
The Wesley Hospital Kogarah ECT clinic provides second opinions on ECT and advice on ECT treatments. To make an appointment, you will need a referral from a medical practitioner, or you can contact the ECT co-ordinator.
Here is what some of our patients have said about their ECT treatment:
“This will be my third treatment of ECT and I have been happy with the results”
“The treatment is good and recovery is well-administered. I would recommend the treatment”
“(ECT) helps stop voices, helps me carry on with work & enjoy family”
“Treatment was quite gentle and painless”