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Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Sydney Children's Hospitals Network.

Last reviewed: September 2019

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What is a seizure? Seizures are caused by a short change in the normal electrical activity in the brain

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What is developmental delay? Children develop many skills in their early years of life

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Chickenpox is a viral illness

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Young children or children who are sick cannot always tell us exactly what they are feeling

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What is a CT scan? CT stands for "computerised tomography"

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Positional plagiocephaly | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is plagiocephaly? Plagiocephaly is a term used to describe a baby's uneven and/or asymmetrical head shape, which may also include the ears and face

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Unfortunately, weight problems are very common among children in Australia

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Teeth - Tooth development | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Before birth Your baby's first teeth (primary teeth) begin to form in the 16th week of pregnancy

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When people get sick from eating food, this is known as 'food borne' illness or ‘food poisoning’

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