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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 Otitis Media? Otitis Media is a common childhood condition which affects the ears

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What is a gastrostomy? A gastrostomy is an opening placed directly into the stomach

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Many people living with Spina Bifida also have a condition called Hydrocephalus

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By now you will know that your baby was born with a condition called oesophageal atresia (OA)

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Flat feet

Most feet have an arch on the inside of the foot; however, some children have flat feet, also known as fallen arches or pes planus.

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Contrast enema | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is a contrast enema? A contrast enema examination is a series or X-rays taken to show your child’s large bowel, colon and rectum, by filling the bowel with contrast

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Seizures and Epilepsy | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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

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