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Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health entity in Australia, with a team of 5,000 staff committed to providing world-class paediatric health care in a family-focussed, healing environment.

The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network incorporates:
  • The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
  • Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS)
  • Bear Cottage
  • Pregnancy and Newborn Services Network (PSN)
  • Children's Court Clinic
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick provide care for over 120,000 families each year, incorporating 50,000 inpatient admissions, 90,000 emergency presentations and over 1 million outpatient services. Families have access to the best facilities across the network, with specialty care available for children with conditions such as cancer, heart problems, burns, HIV/AIDS and those needing organ, bone marrow or cord blood transplants. Research into the causes, treatments and cures of many childhood illnesses is undertaken in conjunction with clinical care, changing the face of healthcare on an international scale. Staff across the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network are committed to advancing research that is directly translated into improved health outcomes for sick children.

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Last reviewed: June 2015

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