The Children's Hospital at Westmead
The Children's Hospital at Westmead is committed to providing the best possible care for children. We welcome you and your family to our hospital and hope the information presented here will help make your visit a comfortable one.
Our Hospital was designed to be a total healing environment, where the architecture, gardens, artwork and entertainment complements medical care. Find out more about activities and places to go while your family visits the Hospital
This information aims to answer frequently asked questions about your child's stay in hospital, including what to do in an emergency, what you need to know if your child is an outpatient, is having day surgery or is staying overnight as well as when to visit.
Guides for parents
Admission for Surgery provides essential information for families and carers whose child is being admitted for surgery.
Admission for Medical Treatment provides essential information for families and carers whose child is being admitted for medical treatment.
Your choices provides essential information on your choices during your stay in hospital.
Guide for private patients provides essential information on being a private health fund patient in a public hospital.
Your rights and responsibilities provides essential information on your rights and responsibilities during your stay in hospital.
Patient and family feedback provides essential information on how we value feedback from patients, families and visitors.
REACH provides essential information on what to do if you notice a change in your childs condition while at the hospital.
Privacy leaflet for patients details how we are committed to treating your personal information in accordance with privacy law.
Driver Reviver Room for parents and carers attending outpatients, but there may be occasions where inpatient families need to rest before leaving for home, where you can stop, revive and take five during your visit to the Hospital.
Preparing your child for a hospital stay
A hospital visit or stay may be quite overwhelming for your child. There are a number of ways in which you can help make the experience less daunting.
- See Preparing for hospital
- See Child Life Therapy
- Contact a Child Life Therapist on (02) 9845 3717
- Download Preparing your child for a hospital stay brochure
- Download Preparing your child for a hospital stay poster