Brain injury, The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Contact

Phone: (02) 7825 0833

Email: SCHN-CHW-KidsRehab@health.nsw.gov.au

Location: Children's Assessment Centre, Level 3 Outpatients, The Children's Hospital at Westmead

About our service

The Brain Injury Service, Kids Rehab sees children and adolescents who have an acquired brain injury, either through a motor vehicle accident, fall, stroke or other disease process. 

We work with families to help children and adolescents reach their potential in all areas of development. 

Our team provides inpatient, outpatient and outreach services which may include:

  • Case management
  • Clinical psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Paediatric rehabilitation medical specialist
  • Physiotherapy
  • Social work
  • Speech pathology
  • Sport and Recreation officer.

Kids Rehab will work with families and service providers to try and access services closer to home. The team is available to provide specialist support and education to therapy teams across the state.

Referral information and eligibility criteria

This service is a part of Kids Rehab, The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

See Kids Rehab for referral and eligibility information.

Clinic information

  • Clients are seen for a medical rehabilitation assessment to review their progress at home and school.
  • Most children will be seen in clinic for a medical follow-up approximately six weeks after discharge from hospital. Time frames for future appointments vary, depending upon the needs of each individual child/young person.
  • The Brain Injury clinic runs each Wednesday morning in the Children's Assessment Centre on Level 3 (approximately one hour).
  • Parents and carers are asked to attend the clinic with their child and bring any relevant school, medical or therapy reports with them.
  • The Brain Injury multidisciplinary team are available to attend clinic as needed.  
  • Treating therapists from the community are also welcome to attend.
  • From the clinic appointment, referrals can be made to other specialist clinics within the Hospital or Kids Rehab (for example, the Spasticity Management program, Botulinum Toxin program, Intrathecal Baclofen program, Eye clinic and Orthotic clinic).
Last updated Wednesday 24th April 2024

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