Aboriginal health services at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

Contact details

Sydney Children’s Hospital Aboriginal Health Clinic

La Perouse Aboriginal Community Health Centre

Location: 1 Elaroo Avenue, La Perouse 2036

Appointments: (02) 8347 4800  

The Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, provides a range of service and support for Aboriginal patients and families.

For client support in urgent or essential situations, the Social Work department can help.

Communiity Child Health 

The Community Child Health Service at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick provides specialist clinics for Aboriginal children and their families.

Paediatric clinics are provided at the La Perouse Community Health Centre and are a collaboration between Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, Prince of Wales Hospital, the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital, and the Aboriginal Medical Service at Redfern, which provides a culturally appropriate referral and drop-in centre for the local Aboriginal community. T

he paediatric clinics run on a fortnightly basis with paediatric doctors, Aboriginal community workers and early childhood nurses in attendance. Patients will be seen for general medical, developmental, learning difficulties, behavioural and adolescent health issues.

At Gujaga Childcare Centre, health screening is available for Aboriginal preschoolchildren. Children will be seen at the La Perouse Community Health Centre clinic for general medical, developmental, learning difficulties, behavioural and adolescent health issues. The Royal Hospital for Women midwives team simultaneously provide  services for Aboriginal women and teenagers during their pregnancies and offer continuity of care from the antenatal period through to early childhood. Health screening of preschool Aboriginal children at Gujaga Childcare centre is also provided.

Ngala Nanga Mai pARenT Program

The Ngala Nanga Mai pARenT Program aims to improve the health of young Aboriginal parents and their children by providing a supportive educational environment, practical health education and parenting skills, access to transport and childcare and an innovative art program.

The Program uses art to engage with young parents and promote self awareness and confidence through creative expressions. Participants and their children attend twice-weekly art sessions at the La Perouse Aboriginal Community Health Centre.

Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer

The Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer (AHLO) at Sydney Children's Hospital at Randwick plays an important role in the care and welfare of and advocacy for Aboriginal patients and families.  The AHLO assists patients and families to access health and support services and to ensure a responsive and respectful patient journey. Assistance for admission, treatment, case management, referral, discharge and follow-up treatment for Aboriginal patients is also provided.

The AHLO is aligned through Social Work, please contact Social Work for client support in urgent or essential situations.

Location

The specialist clinic is held at the La Perouse Community Health Centre, 1 Elaroo Ave, La Perouse.

Appointments can be made by calling the Centre directly on 8347 4800.