The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Clubbe Ward

Services

Clubbe Ward cares for children 0 - 16 years who require specialist treatment for burns and complex wound management.

We are the paediatric burns referral centre for NSW .

Edgar Stephen Ward

Services

Edgar Stephen Ward, is a ward specialising in cardiology, cardiac surgery, ENT and Ophthalmic surgery

Grace Centre For Newborn Care

Services within Grace Centre for Newborn Care

Grace Centre for Newborn Care consist of The Department of Neonatology, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal High Dependency Unit (Extended Care), The Newborn Follow-up Clinic and the Neonatal Research Group.

Statewide Service for newborn care through the Perinatal Services Network caring for sick newborn infants requiring multidisciplinary care, cardiac and surgical treatment, or the management of complex medical disorders. We provide an individualized developmentally supportive model of care for the babies and families.

  • Parent Advisory Council
  • Social worker support
  • Discharge Liaison and Family Support
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Palliative Care and bereavement support
  • Newborn follow-up clinic
  • Orientation program for new staff
  • Clinical Neonatal Nursing Research Fellowship
  • Training in Neonatology for Medical and Nursing Staff
  • Contribute to the Australian New Zealand Neonatal Network Database, the New South Wales Neonatal Intensive Care Units Study Group and Follow-up Group

Middeton Daystay Unit

Services

MIDDLETON provides care for children requiring same Day Surgery and those arriving for Day of Surgery admission.

PICU

Services

The PICU provides intensive care to the most seriously ill children in the hospital and those needing intensive monitoring. Approximately 1100 children per year are treated, staying on average 4.2 days (median 2.0 days). 40% have undergone cardiac surgery. All other sub-specialties are catered for, including general medicine and surgery, neurosurgery, respiratory and renal failure. We also provide critical care to the NSW childrens' burns service and renal & liver transplant services. 15% of patients are admitted from the Emergency Dept and 25% from other hospitals. The intensivists also act as consultants to the NETS service for the management of children being retrieved from other hospitals.

The majority of patients receive artificial support from ventilators and other life-support systems are employed, including heart bypass, high frequency ventilation and dialysis machines. All patients receive close monitoring of their breathing, circulation and other body systems.

Care is provided by 7 intensivists, 10 registrars, fellows in intensive care medicine & nursing, expert nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacist, social worker as well as the primary medical/surgical team under which the patient is admitted. We are part of the hospital trauma and resuscitation teams and contribute to many hospital committees and programmes.

Surgical Ward

Services

Manages the Departments within the Division. The areas of surgery represented here are:

  • General Surgery
  • Academic Surgery
  • Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cardio-thoracic
  • Urology
  • Orthopaedics (Research group)
  • Plastics
  • Cranio facial
  • Burns

Theatres

Hours

Elective Operating:

The Perioperative Service provides elective operating lists Monday to Friday.
Morning Sessions Commence at 0830 hours and continue until 1230 hours.
Afternoon Sessions Commence at 1300 hours and continue until 1700 hours.
All Day Sessions Commence at 0830 hours and continue until 1700 hours.

Emergency Operating:

The Perioperative Service provides one operating team for emergency services, seven days a week between 0800 to 2330.

One operating team is rostered on weekends and Public Holidays between 0800 to 2330

After 2330 hours an emergency team can be arranged by contacting the After Hours Nurse Manager (pg 6056) who will contact the "On Call" team.