The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network was formed in 2010, creating a single management structure for The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Children's Hospital, NETS, PSN and Children's Court Clinic.
The Network brings together the advanced facilities, expertise and services of both Sydney's children's hospitals to provide the very best care for sick children and their families. This is a milestone in the long and distinguished history of the two hospitals that were first established in the late 1800's.
The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric healthcare entity in Australia, with 44,000 inpatient admissions, 86,000 Emergency Department presentations and over one million outpatient occasions of service each year.
The team of over 3500 talented staff (full time equivalent) across the Network are committed to providing world-class paediatric health care in a family-focussed, healing environment.
Sick children have access to the best facilities across the Network, with speciality care available for children with conditions such as cancer, heart problems, severe burns, HIV/AIDS and children needing organ, bone marrow or cord blood transplants.
Ground-breaking research into the causes, treatments and cures of many childhood illnesses is undertaken across the Network, changing the face of healthcare on an international scale. Hundreds of staff across the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network are committed to undertaking world-leading research that can be directly translated into enhanced clinical care.
The Mental Health Line is a single number, state-wide 24-hour mental health telephone access service.
Anyone with a mental health issue can use the Mental Health Line to speak with a mental health professional and be directed to the right care for them.
Carers, other health professionals and emergency service workers can also use the Mental Health Line for advice about a person's clinical symptoms, the urgency of the need for care and local treatment options.