Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

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.

Recommended links

Last reviewed: June 2015

Information from this partner

Found 225 results

Physiotherapy for children after heart surgery | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Children who have had heart surgery often need chest physiotherapy to help prevent and reduce lung complications

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is cytomegalovirus (CMV)? Cytomegalovirus or CMV means "big cell virus" because cells grow big when infected

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Bites and stings | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

In Australia there are many insects, spiders and snakes that bite and sting

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Blood transfusion | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is a blood transfusion? A blood transfusion is a way of giving a small amount of one persons blood to another person who needs it

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Achondroplasia - Positioning and handing of babies with Achondroplasia | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

This factsheet will provide you with information on: Positioning and handling for spinal protection of babies with achondroplasia Facilitation of development Recommended Specialist Clinic Appointments Precautions This handout has been developed by the Complex Musculoskeletal team at The Childrens Hospital at Westmead, based on our clinical experience

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Food - High Energy Eating for Infants & Toddlers | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

This information is for infants who have difficulty gaining weight

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Intellectual disability | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is intellectual disability? A child with an intellectual disability learns and develops more slowly than other children

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Urinary tract infection in children | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are common in children

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Eczema | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Eczema and dermatitis are terms that refer to an itchy skin rash that often occurs in families

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Sedation - Procedural sedation | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Procedures are often used to help diagnose and treat an illness

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo