About Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick
Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick is one of Australia’s leading specialist medical centres for children, caring for seriously ill and injured children from across NSW and beyond. It forms part of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick provides a complex and comprehensive range of services in paediatric and adolescent medicine and surgery, treating children with conditions including cancer, trauma, HIV/AIDS, congenital abnormalities, disabilities, heart disease and respiratory disorders.
Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick: past and present
Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick is part of the Randwick Hospitals Campus, adjacent to the adult Prince of Wales Hospital, the Royal Hospital for Women and the Prince of Wales Private Hospital, located in close proximity to the University of New South Wales. Together they are the largest complex of teaching hospitals in Australia, with facilities comparable to any in the world. The Hospital is home to the largest integrated children's cancer service and research centre in the Southern Hemisphere, where the first double cord blood transplant for a child in Australia and the first successful bone marrow transplant for childhood leukaemia in Australasia took place. The Hospital is also home to the Sydney Cord Blood Bank, and the first and only dedicated paediatric HIV/AIDS Unit in Australia.
Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick began functioning in the 1870s as the Catherine Hayes Hospital at Randwick. In 1964 it became the teaching Hospital for the University of New South Wales' School of Paediatrics, adopting the name of the Prince of Wales Children's Hospital in 1976 before one final name change in 1996: Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.
The Hospital's philosophy of putting children first and foremost continues to be at the forefront of every aspect of care. Today, the Hospital attends to more than 36,000 Emergency Department presentations, admits more than 18,000 for further care and provides more than 312,000 occasions of service, via its outpatient and community health programs, each year.