Paediatrics is a branch of medicine dedicated to the treatment and specialised care of infants, children and adolescents.
Child and Adolescent Unit
The Child and Adolescent Unit provides inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory care for children and adolescents aged from maternity discharge to 18 years of age.
The unit is a family orientated facility with 11 beds and parents and carers are encouraged to stay overnight and be actively involved with their child’s care during their admission.
The unit is staffed by paediatricians and paediatric nurses and provides support services from an excellent team of allied health professionals.
The Child and Adolescent Unit has a spacious parent’s room, which was set-up through donations received from the local fundraising group Flagon & Dragon. It is equipped with a kitchenette, washing facilities, lounges and a television.
Play areas and activities are an important aspect of children’s health and recovery, as visiting a hospital can be a worrying and daunting experience.
We have indoor as well as outdoor play areas available for children and their siblings and a dedicated team of volunteers who run a children’s playgroup in the mornings.
Child & Adolescent Ambulatory Care Services
The Child & Adolescent Ambulatory Care Service is designed to improve the care of children with chronic conditions who need to access the hospital on a regular basis and require long term specialist health services. Our nursing staff works closely with Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane in a shared care model.
Our Services include:
- Chronic Illness Clinical Nurse
- Connected Care Coordinator – Clinical Nurse
- Paediatric Outreach Clinical Nurse
- Diabetes Clinical Nurse
- Oncology / Haematology Regional Case Manager – Clinical Nurse Consultant
Child & Adolescent Outpatient Clinics
Outpatient Clinic Coordinator – Clinical Nurse