About Newborn and paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS)

Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS) is the emergency service for sick or injured babies, infants and children needing transfer to a specialist perinatal or paediatric centre. It forms part of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.

Originally established in 1979, NETS incorporated various hospital-based services to become a single state-wide service in 1995.

Today, NETS provides a service to over 250 hospitals in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and beyond. NETS is staffed by a dedicated team of doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, technical and support staff who maintain a 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week service.

Specialist transport nurses in the Clinical Coordination Centre are the frontline of the Service; taking calls from hospitals small and large. They link the caller with a NETS retrieval specialist to give advice and chair a discussion with specialists from a wide range of tertiary hospitals.

The NETS website has secure access to information for health professionals.