Fact sheets

A range of factsheets on health and safety topics have been developed by Sydney Children's Hospital, The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Kaleidoscope Hunter Children’s Health Network. They aim to help you learn about your child’s illness and ways you can help improve their overall health and wellbeing, The fact sheets are for educational purposes only. Please consult with your doctor or other health professional to make sure this information is right for your child.

Fact sheet feedback form: If you would like to provide feedback on any of the fact sheets listed on our website, please fill out our feedback form.

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 written 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.


Basic Life Support / CPR

Bones & Muscles

Brain & Nervous System

Chest & Lungs

Chronic Illness

Common Illness

Common Problems



Ears & Hearing

Emotional & Behavioural


Face, Mouth & Speech

Food & Nutrition

Home Enteral Nutrition / Tube Feeding

Immune System


Liver / Kidney

Neuromuscular - Orthopaedic Surgery

Obesity & Healthy Weight

Palliative Care

Physical Activity


Preparing Your Child for Hospital

Procedures & Tests




Spina Bifida

Spinal Cord Injury

Surgery & Hospital