Growth services at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Contact details

Enquiries - Ph: (02) 9845 3154

Fax: (02) 9845 3170

The Growth Clinic provides assessment and management of children and adolescents with a range of growth disorders. This includes short stature and tall stature or other concerns about abnormal height growth patterns. This clinic does not deal with feeding or weight management issues; these are dealt with by other hospital clinics.

Clinic

Location

Level 3, Children's Assessment Centre

Appointments

Phone (02) 9845 2525, fax referral to (02) 9845 3170 or email to the Head of Growth Services: geoffrey.ambler@health.nsw.gov.au or Growth Clinic Coordinator: bin.moore@health.nsw.gov.au

All new referrals are assessed for priority and appropriateness for the clinic.

For follow-up appointments Ph: (02) 9845 2230

Clinic days

Tuesday PM

New referrals

Referring letter from the GP or other specialist to the Endocrinologist by name.

Urgent referrals

For urgent referrals, the referring doctor should contact the Endocrinology Fellow or the Endocrinologist on-call via the switchboard by phoning (02) 9845 0000

Staff

Paediatric Endocrinologists:

Professor Geoffrey Ambler - Paediatric Endocrinologist, Head of Growth Services, Head of the Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes. Ph: 02 9845 3200, Email: geoffrey.ambler@health.nsw.gov.au

Dr Paul Benitez - Paediatric Endocrinologist

Professor Maria Craig - Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Ann Maguire - Paediatric Endocrinologist

A/Professor Craig Munns - Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Yoon Hi Cho, Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Myra Poon - Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Shubha Srinivasan - Paediatric Endocrinologist

Other Staff:

Bin Moore – Clinical Nurse Consultant in Endocrinology and Growth. Ph: 02 9845 3154, email: bin.moore@health.nsw.gov.au

Anne Craighead - Clinical Nurse Consultant in Endocrinology and Growth, email: anne.craighead@health.nsw.gov.au

Kelly Winning– Clinical Nurse Consultant and Coordinator of the Endocrine Testing Unit. Ph: 02 9845 1846, Email: kelly.winning@health.nsw.gov.au  Fellows and registrars are doctors in specialty training who are also an important part of the healthcare team and will be involved in patient care.