Paediatrics is a branch of medicine dedicated to the treatment and specialised care of infants, children and adolescents.
The Department of Paediatrics at Austin Health is based in a 12–16 bed inpatient facility, complemented by a number of paediatric outpatient clinics. Ward 2 West cares for patients admitted under all areas of paediatrics. Highly specialised services include programs in paediatric epilepsy, eating disorders and chronic fatigue syndrome.
In addition, Paediatrics has strong links to other departments within the hospital, such as the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Endocrinology, Neurophysiology, General Surgery, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Dietetics, Clinical Neuropsychology and Physiotherapy. The Paedatric Department also works closely with the large Emergency Department at the Austin Hospital, and liaises with the Mercy Hospital for Women.
We are committed to providing expert diagnosis and ongoing management of both inpatients and outpatients, and supporting the ongoing professional development of our staff. The unit is made up of experienced, dedicated and supportive staff including paediatricians, paediatric registrars, paediatric neurologists, neurology registrars, surgical registrars, residents, dietitians, psychiatrists, teachers, neuropsychologists and nursing staff.