Aboriginal health, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

Contact

Sydney Children’s Hospital Aboriginal Health clinic & La Perouse Aboriginal Community Health Centre

Phone: (02) 8347 4800  

  • Lola, Aboriginal Health Officer: 0410 455 032 (Monday - Friday)

Location: La Perouse Aboriginal Community Health Centre, 1 Elaroo Avenue, La Perouse 2036

About our service

We provide a range of services and support for Aboriginal patients and families.

Our service works closely with:

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

Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer

The Aboriginal Liaison Officer can support you in finding the right service, setting up appointments and in providing the right information to clinicians.

They will assist you with hospital admission, treatment, case management, referral, discharge and follow-up treatment.

Referral process for clinicians

Our department is using Consultmed to manage referrals. The Consultmed platform allows health professionals to send e-referrals to us securely.   

Consultmed questions and technical support: helpdesk@consultmed.co

Referral and appointment process for parents and carers

Request a referral

To make an appointment at our clinic, you will need a referral from your GP, paediatrician or specialist. 

They will assess your child, discuss your concerns, and make a referral to the appropriate service.  

Track your referral

Our department uses Consultmed to manage referrals. Your referring clinician sends the e-referral to us using the secure Consultmed platform.  

Once we receive the referral, we will send you an email with your tracking information. We will update you as we process the referral and book your appointment. 

To receive these updates, please ask your referring clinician to include your email on the referral.  

If your clinician has questions about Consultmed or require technical support, they can contact helpdesk@consultmed.co.  

Need support?

If you need help or have questions about the referral and appointment process, please contact us.  

Phone: (02) 8347 4800  

Services and programs

La Perouse Community Health Centre paediatric clinics

We provide specialist clinics for Aboriginal children and their families. We are staffed with Aboriginal community workers and early childhood nurses.

We see children with general medical, developmental, learning difficulties, behavioural and adolescent health issues in a culturally appropriate drop-in centre.

These clinics offer a range of free services for new parents, including home visits, blue book checks and drop-in clinics.

  • Monday: Visits by appointment only
  • Tuesday: Drop-in 10am – 1pm at La Perouse Clinic
  • Wednesday: Drop-in 11am – 1pm at Malabar Clinic
  • Thursday: Paediatric Clinic and Ngala Nanga Mai Parent Program at La Perouse

Our clinics are provided in collaboration with 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.

La Perouse childhood immunisation and flu clinic

We provide childhood immunisations to Aboriginal children and seasonal influenza immunisations for the whole family.

Drop-in or make an appointment to see the nurses for advice and to receive immunisations at La Perouse. 

  • When: Fortnightly on Tuesdays, 9:30am- 1:30pm
  • Where: La Perouse Aboriginal Community Health Centre, 1 Elaroo Ave, La Perouse, 2036
  • Contact the immunisation nurses: 0487 080 354 
  • Contact the centre: (02) 8347 4800

Our clinic is provided in collaboration with the Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and the Public Health Unit.

Preschool health screening

Gujaga Childcare Centre provides health screening for Aboriginal preschool children.

Ngala Nanga Mai pARenT Program

We provide a supportive educational environment, practical health education and parenting skills, access to transport and childcare and an innovative art program for young Aboriginal parents and their children.

The program uses art to engage with young parents and promote self awareness and confidence through creative expression.

Participants and their children attend twice-weekly art sessions at the La Perouse Aboriginal Community Health Centre.

Welcome

Development of a new Aboriginal gathering place at the front of the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, is underway.

NAIDOC Week celebrations 2023

Photo: 2023 NAIDOC Week celebrations, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.

Other Aboriginal Health Services

Aboriginal Medical Service Co-operative Ltd, Redfern

  • 36 Turner St, Redfern NSW 2016
  • Phone (02) 9319 5823

Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation Aboriginal Medical Service

Western Sydney

  • 2 Palmerston Road, Mt Druitt NSW 2770
  • Phone: 1800 225 363 or (02) 9832 1356

NSW Health provides culturally safe services for mothers and babies, and pregnant women.

Last updated Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Patient and family support

A smiling Aboriginal family.
Our Aboriginal Hospital Liaison and Education officers play an important role in the care and welfare of and advocacy for Aboriginal patients and families, helping ensure a responsive and respectful patient journey.
A young girl sits on her mother's lap on a hostpital bed.
We can arrange a free interpreter for you. Interpreters are available for over 50 languages. Tell us which language you speak when your child is admitted, or let your nurse know.
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The Cartula Health app helps manage and inform you about your healthcare journey at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. You can organise your appointments and hospital documents all in one place!