Fact sheets

Fact sheets on a range of health and safety topics have been developed in partnership by Sydney Children's Hospital, The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Hunter New England Kidshealth Network. They aim to help you learn about your child’s illness and ways you can help improve their overall health and wellbeing, Factsheets are for educational purposes only, please consult with your doctor or other health professional to make sure this information is right for your child.

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Healthdirect 24 hour telephone helpline: 1800 022 222. Healthdirect Australia is a 24-hour telephone health helpline staffed by Registered Nurses to provide expert health advice.

For further information on children’s health and safety issues, visit the Kids Health Website. For books recommended by our hospitals' experts, please visit our book shop.


A range of fact sheets have been translated into a number of languages. Please visit our translations page to view the resources available in each language.