General paediatric medicine at The Children's Hospital at Westmead
(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.
Level 2 Bandaged Bear and Outpatient Clinics
Ph: (02) 9845 2525
Dr Joanne Ging
Dr Arun Shanker
Method of referring
Referral letter will need to be addressed to the doctor by name.
For referral of children in the local area with general medical conditions or where it is unclear if a subspecialty referral is required.
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.