The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Please help keep our patients safe.

In response to coronavirus (COVID-19) we request that:

  • patients are visited by one person at a time
  • only parents, carers or guardians visit patients
  • siblings should not visit the hospital for the time being
  • only one parent/carer should accompany a child to an Outpatient appointment. Please do not bring other children into the hospital. 
  • social distancing rules are in place and must be observed.

A screening process is now in place to make sure no one enters our hospitals who may have an illness that could be passed on to our patients, families or staff.

Everyone coming into the hospital will have their temperature taken and be asked the following questions:

  • Are you a staff member, patient, family member or visitor?
  • Are you experiencing any cold-like symptoms?

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

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.