General paediatric medicine at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Contact details


(02) 9845 0678

(02) 9845 3225

(02) 9845 3454


(02) 9845 2525

Fax: (02) 9845 0074

General Medicine provides high quality evidence-based general paediatric care for children. Patients may be in the Medical Assessment Unit, the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit or on almost any ward. We also support Hospital in the Home as a model of care.  Many patients with chronic conditions (such as asthma, or who have complex care needs) will be treated by the General Medicine Team. Most patients in hospital for a short time with an acute condition will be primarily cared for by the General Medicine Team. 

We have a multidisciplinary team approach to care, which includes a team of senior and junior doctors, nursing and allied health staff. We also work closely with other paediatric units in both metropolitan and rural areas to promote care in the family’s local area. 

We also provide general paediatric outpatient services within our local catchment area. To see a general paediatrician you will need a referral from your local doctor, which is then faxed to the Outpatient Department and then sorted to provide the most appropriate service as soon as possible for your child.


Medical clinics


Level 2 Bandaged Bear and Outpatient Clinics


Ph: (02) 9845 2525 

Staff Specialists

Dr Joanne Ging
Dr Ken Peacock
Dr Emma McCahon
Dr Jacqueline Dalby-Payne
Dr David Lester-Smith
Dr Wendy Allen
Dr Davinder Singh-Grewal
Dr Nicholas Wood
Dr Hasantha Gunasekera


Dr Arun Shanker
Dr Caroline Williams
Dr Joseph Macdessi
Dr Albert Mansour
Dr Jeffrey Chaitow
Dr Christine Lau
Dr Hea Byun
Dr Yew Wee Chua

Other Clinics
General Medical Fellow Clinic
International Adoption Clinic
Lymphoedema Clinic
Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic

Method of referring

Referral letter will need to be addressed to the doctor by name.
Referrals are triaged by one of the general paediatricians and clinic staff.

Clinic function

For referral of children in the local area with general medical conditions or where it is unclear if a subspecialty referral is required.

Urgent cases

The General Medical Fellows have weekly clinics and may be able to provide urgent appointments where required. Referral of URGENT cases should be discussed with the Consultant or Fellow to facilitate clinic appointments.