The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Please help keep our patients safe.

In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the following changes have been made:

  • In most cases, we have restricted visitors to one parent or carer per patient.
  • No siblings or other children are permitted.
  • Strict physical distancing rules are being followed.
  • Our facilities are not open to the general public, except for patients and one parent or carer.

In accordance with NSW Health guidelines, everyone will be screened on entry to our hospitals and visitors must stay home if they’re sick.

If you have been to Melbourne in the last 14 days:

  • Please call ahead if your child has an appointment.
  • Don’t delay if your child needs urgent care, but please alert Emergency Department staff on arrival.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Visit our COVID-19 page for more information.

The Children's Hospital at Westmead is committed to providing the best possible care for children. We welcome you and your family to our hospital and hope the information presented here will help make your visit a comfortable one.

Our Hospital was designed to be a total healing environment, where the architecture, gardens, artwork and entertainment  complements medical care. Find out more about activities and places to go while your family  visits the Hospital

This information aims to answer frequently asked questions about your child's stay in hospital, including what to do in an emergency, what you need to know if your child is an outpatient, is having day surgery or is staying overnight as well as when to visit.

Guides for parents

Your choices provides essential information on your choices during your stay in hospital.

Guide for private patients provides essential information on being a private health fund patient in a public hospital.

Your rights and responsibilities provides essential information on your rights and responsibilities during your stay in hospital.

Patient and family feedback provides essential information on how we value feedback from patients, families and visitors.

Privacy leaflet for patients details how we are committed to treating your personal information in accordance with privacy law. 

Preparing your child for a hospital stay

A hospital visit or stay may be quite overwhelming for your child. There are a number of ways in which you can help make the experience less daunting.

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