| Service Name
|| Enquiry #
||Provides a comprehensive anaesthesia service to all paediatric surgery as well as radiotherapy, radiology and oncology patients. Also supplies a consultative service to Intensive Care, Emergency and Pain Units.
||Consultative service for the acceptance/commissioning and display of artworks that complies with Sydney Children's Hospital policy.
|Asthma Education Service
Asthma education service to patients, families and health professionals. Ward inservice/hospital inservice asthma education to nursing staff, medical staff, medical students. Lectures to community groups, others Health Institutions and College of Nursing. Asthma Telehealth Seminar to nurses and Doctors
|Audiology - Hearing Clinic
||Audiological assessment and diagnosis of patients with hearing disorders
Central diagnostic site for the GESCHN area.
||Assessment and management of behavioural disorders such as enuresis, encopresis, sleep problems, feeding difficulties, crying babies and Attention Deficit Disorders.
|Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program
||Comprehensive staged brain injury services encompassing acute phase, rehabilitation, specialist support and long-term follow up. Inpatient, outpatient and outreach services are available to anyone who has sustained a head injury.
|Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery
||Provides consultative, diagnostic and procedural services for children with congenital and acquired heart diseases and is part of the NSW Children's Heart Service.
|Care by Parent Unit
||The unit is for inpatients allowing parents to actively participate in the care of their children’s total needs with only minimal nursing intervention and supervision.The unit is staffed from Mon 0800 - Fri 1600.
|Centre for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders
||Provides investigation and treatment of children with haematologic and oncological disorders and diseases requiring Bone Marrow or Cord Blood Transplantation.
|Cerebral Palsy and Movement Disorders Services
||This Statewide service provides multidisciplinary consultation in the management of movement disorders in Cerebral Palsy patients. Children and their families can be seen by a rehabilitation doctor, orthopaedic surgeon and allied health staff in a co-ordinated service. Comprehensive assessment of the child may take place over several days and be co-ordinated with other medical appointments, if possible. Referrals to be made to the Rehabilitation Department.
See also Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program entry.
|Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
||To provide a broad range of mental health services for children, adolescents and their families.
For Children under 12 years call 9382-8213
For Children over 12 years call 9382-4347
|Child and Family Health Service
||To provide health care and support to families with children 0-5 years by assessment, early identification, prevention and referral as indicated. This service is provided mainly in early childhood health clinics and occasionally the home (if required).
|Child Protection Unit
||To provide forensic medical and counselling health services for children and their families following allegations of child abuse and neglect.
|Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic
||The Clinic provides consultative and management services for cleft lip and palate patients as well as multidisciplinary early post natal consultation.
|Clinical Effectiveness Support Unit
||Support for Clinicians, Clinical Managers, and the Executive in the achievement of effective, quality patient care.
|Clinical Effectivness and Quality Support Programs
||This is composed of:
Clinical Effectiveness Support Unit
Paediatric Therapeutic program (incorporating Quality Use of Medicines)
Quality Support Team
||Assessment, diagnosis and therapy for children with emotional, behavioural and cognitive difficulties.
||Manage and coordinate clinical administrative and governance functions of the hospital.
|Community Child Health
||The Community Child Health Service provides developmental assessments, refugee services and Aboriginal clinics. School based health assessments and child health education for community groups are also provided in areas of need.
|Consumer Involvement and Multicultural Health
||The role of this unit is to implement the Hospital’s consumer participation strategy, respond to
issues and concerns about the quality and adequacy of services raised by consumers, facilitate the
resolution of complaints, ensure services meet the needs of culturally diverse groups and establish
mechanisms to ensure their health priorities are clearly defined and met.
To listen to suggestions and concerns expressed by patients, families and carers about the quality and adequacy of the hospital's services. To ensure that concerns are heard and addressed appropriately by the right staff. To support the development of consumer participation strategies across the hospital.
|Corporate Services - Finance - Information Technology
||To manage and coordinate all corporate, administrative, financial and technology functions of the Hospital.
|Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
||To provide diagnostic consultative multidisciplinary ongoing care.
|Dental and Oral Surgery Department
||Emergency and special dental care for inpatients.
Special dental care for medically & surgically compromised inpatients.
||The Service provides diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders and diseases, including birthmarks, haemangiomas, moles, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and acne or pimples, in babies and children.
|Developmental Clinic - Tumbatin
||Provides diagnostic and assessment services, counselling and support for families of children with
developmental delay. Diagnosis of development delay and disability. Counselling, advice and support for families with a child with a developmental disability. Referral and liaison with appropriate agencies for services to children with developmental disabilities.
|Diversity Health Unit
||Developing appropriate services for culturally diverse communities.
|Ear Nose and Throat ( ENT ) Surgery - Otolaryngology
||Consultative service, diagnostic and therapeutic in ENT and head and neck surgery.
|Education - General Practitioner( GP ) and Community Health Education
||The Unit provides comprehensive education services about paediatric and adolescent health, and welfare issues to parents, carers, teachers, child care workers and other health professionals.
General Practitioner further education - Annual paediatric education programs for GP's throughout NSW and ACT.
Community Health Education - Provision of comprehensive education services on paediatric and adolescent health, and welfare issues to parents, carers, teachers, child care workers and other health professionals.
||Provides emergency care, 24 hours a day for children under 16 years of age, with acute illness or injury.
||Evaluation and treatment of endocrinological disorders in children and adolescents.
Consultation and / or long term management of diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents.
|Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinic
||Interdisciplinary assessment and support for children with Epidermolysis Bullosa (cotton wool babies)
|Executive Unit - Administration and Management Group
||Administration and coordination of Sydney Children's Hospital services; liaison with Area Offices, other facilities and agencies.
|Feeding Clinic - Outpatients
||Outpatient service for children with concerns in the areas of growth and nutrition and feeding skills.
||The Service manages children with gastrointestinal, liver, feeding and nutritional disorders.
||Provides diagnostic services and counselling for children and families with genetic diseases and
|HIV - Human Immunodeficiency Virus (AIDS) and Related Diseases Service
||The HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) service provides comprehensive health care to all families in NSW regardless of where the children receive their medical treatment. The unit includes a Clinical Nurse Consultant, Social worker, Family support officer and three medical officers. Advice and investigation for hepatitis viruses is also available.
||Education of hospitalised students by the NSW Department of Education & Training School staff. Liaison with student's home school. Team approach.
|Human Resources Services
||To provide advice and assistance on all Human Resources issues to both staff and management of Sydney Children's Hospital.
|Immunology and Allergy
||The Service assesses, investigates, and where required, manages immunodeficiency disorders, autoimmune diseases and allergic disorders.
|Infectious Diseases - Communicable Diseases
||Provision of Information Technology service to the Sydney Children's Hospital
|Intensive Care ( CICU ) Unit
||The Unit provides clinical care for very sick infants and children that have unstable system disorders like cardiovascular, respiratory, central nervous system and neuromuscular illnesses requiring physiological monitoring and support of system function.
Comprehensive level 6 children's intensive care. Clinical care for very sick infants and children.
|Junior Medical Staff Administration
||Management of junior medical staff issues, including recruitment of new staff.
|Learning Difficulties Clinic
||Assessment of children with learning difficulties.
|Limb Management Service
||To provide a coordinated multidisciplinary service to children with amputations and congenital limb deficiencies.
|Medical Imaging Department ( Radiology - X ray )
||Diagnostic and interventional paediatric radiology.
|Medicine - General
||To provide consultant and general paediatric medicine service for children and adolescents attending the hospital.
|Metabolic & Biochemical Genetic Services
||Consultative service to general paediatricians and subspecialists involved in the care of children with inborn errors of metabolism.
|Motion Analysis Service
||To provide a coordinated multidisciplinary service to assist in analysing problems in walking in children with physical disabilities, including limping, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal injury, limb deficiency and amputations. The service is provided through collaboration between Sydney Children's Hospital and the University of New South Wales School of Safety Science. The aims of the collaboration are to provide a facility for undertaking routine pre and post operative gait analysis for the purpose of clinical assessment; undertake collaborative research in the field of biomechanics, rehabilitation and physiotherapy; encourage the development of skills in clinical biomechanics and encourage and promote research in these fields.
|Muscle Diseases Clinic
||Consultative service and continuing care
||Consultative service for inpatients and outpatients with kidney disease; paediatric dialysis and transplantation service.
||Assessment and management of neurological (brain) problems in children of all ages.
||Provides a multi-disciplinary service and continuing care for children with neuromuscular disorders.
||Provides for all neurosurgical and craniofacial problems in children including tumours, head
injuries, spinal cord surgery, endoscopic neurosurgery and the surgical treatment of epilepsy.
||The Service provides consultative and diagnostic scanning services for children.
||The Service provides management, strategic direction, support and coordination for all nurses working within Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.
|Nutrition and Dietetic Services
||The Service provides assessment, advice and counselling for children of all ages with general and specific nutritional concerns.
|Nutritional Support Nurse
||Provide comprehensive lactation / nutritionall / maternal nursing service for patients, parents and the community
|Occupational Therapy ( OT )
||To provide help for babies, children and adolescents, and their parents, who have difficulty gaining, regaining or maintaining mastery over every day activities and routines due to illness, disability or a change in function. This can include any purposeful and meaningful activity, task or routine that the baby, child, adolescent or parent performs each day. For example, sleeping and feeding, bathing, dressing and toileting, playing and socialising, writing, computing, leisure activities, and community living skill development may the focus.
|Ophthalmology - Eye Service
||The Clinic provides a consultative and diagnostic service for paediatric outpatients with ophthalmic diseases.
||Consultative, non operative and operative management of all traumatic, acute or elective conditions affecting the musculo-skeletal system in the growing child.
||Provision of orthoses (new term encompassing braces, splints, callipers, surgical appliances) to support, correct, protect, immobilise, assist or resist joint motion and protect impaired parts of the body including legs, arms and the spine.
The orthotist provides assessment; prescription and design; measurement and/or casting; manufacture fitting and supply; and review of custom made orthoses or the custom fitting of stock orthoses.
||The Department provides outpatient services to all children who are not in hospital. Some services are supplied on an outreach basis and are referred to under individual disciplines.
Many clinics provided on site at Sydney Children's Hospital are multidisciplinary involving several subspecialties and associated support staff. Patients may be referred to individual clinicians by name or to generic clinics. Children may be immunized in the immunization clinic.
The majority of outpatient services provided are listed under individual subspecialties in this Directory.
|Pain Management Service
||A comprehensive service which offers consultation and management in all forms of children's pain including acute and chronic pain management for inpatients, and a multidisiplinary pain management clinic. Information and referral service regarding all aspects of children's pain.
|Pain Research Unit
||The Unit aims to improve current knowledge and practices in the field of paediatric pain, through researching a wide range of aspects of children's pain, including pain assessment and pain management practices.
|Palliative Medicine Services
||Consultative service for assistance with management of children who have life-limiting illnesses across a broad range of diagnoses, both non-malignant and malignant (cancer); particularly in relation to pain and symptom management of children who are dying, addressing psychosocial issues and linking to locally available community palliative care services when appropriate.
|Pathology - Anatomical
||Consultative and laboratory services
|Pathology - Laboratory services (SEALS)
||The Service provides a comprehensive range of pharmaceutical services to inpatients and outpatients and advises other pharmaceutical services and clinicians in NSW about all matters relating to the preparation and supply of medication to children.
||Assessment and treatment of children with physical problems and disabilities.
|Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
||Consultative, non operative and operative management of a wide variety of deformities in children including birth defects and deformities due to trauma, cancer and disease.
|Play and Music Therapy
||To reduce the impact and stress of hospitalisation through creative therapeutic activities.
|POW Place - Community Child Care Centre
||Provision of long day care for children from three months to five years and night care for children up to twelve years of age.
|Practice Development Unit - Nursing (NPDU)
||The Unit provides leadership, consultation and support for practice developments and research in the nursing care of children, adolescents and their families.
|Professional and Educational Development Service (PaEDS)
||The Service facilitates orientation, clinical practice and professional development programs for nursing and allied health staff.
||To positively promote the Hospital and its services to various target audiences including media, interest groups, businesses, members of the general public and staff.
||The Service assesses children for rehabilitation and manages their traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries/dysfunction, amputations, diseases affecting neurological and musculoskeletal systems, and gait analysis.
|Respiratory Medicine Department
||The Department diagnoses and provides ongoing care for children with chronic respiratory problems including asthma, chronic lung disease of infancy, pulmonary complications of other medical and surgical diseases.
|Ronald McDonald House
||Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation for country families whose children are being treated at Sydney Children's Hospital as inpatients, or outpatients.
|School of Women's and Children's Health - UNSW
||The School is responsible for the administration of undergraduate and post-graduate paediatric teaching and research.
|School Therapy Team for Students with a Physical Disability (STT)
||A multidisciplinary allied health service to assist school students with a physical disability to access and participate in their school community. The service is offered to students attending schools in the Local Government Areas- Botany, Randwick, Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra (from Sydney Harbour to Botany Bay).
||Consultations, assessment and management.
|Sleep Medicine Service
||The Service provides a comprehensive assessment, management and advisory service to children with sleep and related problems.
||Assessment and counselling of children and parents with personal concerns and problems. These may relate to adjustment to illness, communication between family members and understanding and adjusting to the hospital system.
||Assessment, diagnosis and treatment for children who are unable to communicate effectively.
Assessment, diagnosis and treatment for infants and children with feeding and swallowing difficulties
|Spina Bifida Clinic
||To provide a comprehensive and co-ordinated multi-disciplinary service to children with neural tube defects.
||The Bigpond Star Cafe is operated by the Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation, the principal fundraising body for the Sydney Children's Hospital.
|Starlight Express Room
||The Starlight Expressaims to brighten the lives of hospitalized and seriously ill children and their families, by creating a fun, safe, enjoyable, dynamic and interactive performance and play environment within the hospital.
|Statewide Infant Screening - Hearing Service (SWISH)
||SWISH is an Area-based service providing free hearing screening to newborns in seven maternity hospitals and to neonates transferred from across the state to Sydney Children's Hospital. Hearing screening is conducted by trained hearing screeners at each site.
|Surgery - General
||The Service manages surgical conditions of new-borns, infants and adolescents.
|Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation
||The Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation is the principal fundraising body for Sydney Children's Hospital and is dedicated to working with the community to raise money.
|Sydney Cord Blood Bank ( SCBB )
||Collection, Banking and Release of Cord Blood for public use.
|Sydney Craniofacial Unit
||Assessment and treatment of abnormalities of the skull and face.
||Provides inpatient Video-EEG Telemetry service for the diagnosis and classification of epilepsy. Also performs pre-surgical assessment and intra-cranial monitoring for children with intractable epilepsy.
|Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic
||A multidisciplinary service devoted to the care of children and families who have Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Available services include Neurology, Genetics, Renal, Cardiology and Dermatology.
||Consultation and treatment of surgical kidney / renal problems