Craniofacial handbook

Craniofacial services at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network 

Our Craniofacial service is a highly specialised team dedicated to the treatment of children with congenital and acquired abnormalities of the head and face.  

The service is provided across our two campuses, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick. 

The craniofacial team includes plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, orthoptists, ENT surgeons, specialised anaesthetists, paediatric radiologists, speech therapists, specialised registered nurses, dentists, orthodontists, geneticists, medical photography and orthotists.  

The mission of the Craniofacial service extends beyond surgical intervention; the team strives to provide holistic care that encompasses physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. 

The team collaborates to create individualised treatment plans, ensuring the highest quality and state of the art care for the children in need. 

Throughout the treatment process, we recognise the emotional impact that craniofacial conditions can have on children and their families. Our compassionate team includes psychologists who provide essential support, addressing the psychological and emotional aspects of the journey. We believe in nurturing not only the physical health but also the mental well-being of our young patients. 

The SCHN Craniofacial service is actively involved with teaching and research, all with a view to enhancing the care of children with craniofacial conditions in NSW. 

Last updated Monday 20th May 2024