Factsheets Categories

Fact sheets on a range of health and safety topics have been developed in partnership by Sydney Children's Hospital, The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Hunter New England Kidshealth Network. They aim to help you learn about your child’s illness and ways you can help improve their overall health and wellbeing, Factsheets are for educational purposes only, please consult with your doctor or other health professional to make sure this information is right for your child.

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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.

Allergy | Asthma

Babies | Newborns | Infants

Basic life support | CPR

Blood | Veins | Haematology

Bones | Muscles | Orthopaedics

Brain | Spinal cord | Neurology

Cancer | Tumours | Oncology

Chronic illness | Inflammatory

Common childhood illness

Common problems

Death | Organ donation

Development | Behavioural

Digestive | Gastroenterology


Ear | Nose | Throat

Ears | Hearing | Deafness

Education | Workshops | Training

Exercise | Physical activity

Eyes | Sight | Ophthalmology

Face | Mouth | Speech

Family support | Information

Feeding | Nutrition | Weight

Heart | Cardiac


Infectious diseases

Injury | Accident | Poisoning

Liver | Kidney | Urinary

Lungs | Respiratory | Sleep

Medicines | Pharmacy

Mental | Emotional health

Obesity | Healthy weight

Pain management

Palliative care

Rehabilitation | Physiotherapy

Skin | Dermatology

Surgery | Anaesthesia

Teenagers | Young people

Teeth | Dental

Tests | Procedures | Diagnostics

Vascular access