Nephrology (kidney), Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

Contact

Phone: (02) 9382 1646

Email: SCHN-SCH-RenalAppointment@health.nsw.gov.au

Location: Outpatients department, level 0

About our service

The nephrology department is involved in the care of children with kidney diseases and urinary tract problems including nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, urinary tract infections, hypertension and electrolyte disorders.

The team provides a comprehensive diagnostic and management service for children of all ages through all stages of kidney disease up to and including dialysis and kidney transplantation.

Diagnostic services include kidney biopsies and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.

We deliver regular clinics  for inpatients and outpatients at the hospital and at partner sites throughout NSW. The nephrologists (kidney specialists) work closely with the urology team, the maternal fetal medicine unit at the Royal Hospital for Women and the tuberous sclerosis clinic.

The Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH) Kidney Care Centre provides a haemiodialysis service for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. POWH has a dedicated child dialysis room that is usually available for children.

Referral process for clinicians

Our department is using Consultmed to manage referrals. The Consultmed platform allows health professionals to send e-referrals to us securely.   

Consultmed questions and technical support: helpdesk@consultmed.co

Referral and appointment process for parents and carers

Request a referral

To make an appointment at our clinic, you will need a referral from your GP, paediatrician or specialist. 

They will assess your child, discuss your concerns, and make a referral to the appropriate service.  

Track your referral

Our department uses Consultmed to manage referrals. Your referring clinician sends the e-referral to us using the secure Consultmed platform.  

Once we receive the referral, we will send you an email with your tracking information. We will update you as we process the referral and book your appointment. 

To receive these updates, please ask your referring clinician to include your email on the referral.  

If your clinician has questions about Consultmed or require technical support, they can contact helpdesk@consultmed.co.  

Need support?

If you need help or have questions about the referral and appointment process, please contact us.  

Phone: (02) 9382 1646

Email: SCHN-SCH-RenalAppointment@health.nsw.gov.au

Clinic information

Dialysis and transplantation

This clinic offers comprehensive end stage renal failure management. The nephrology unit offers the dialysis modality appropriate for each child and provides the full range of kidney transplantation services as well as continuing management of children who have undergone renal transplantation elsewhere.

Location: Sydney Children's Hospital - Outpatients

Phone: (02) 9382 1646

Hypertension

The clinic offers comprehensive assessment and management of children with suspected or diagnosed hypertension. 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is available only after consultation with a paediatric nephrologist.

Location: Sydney Children's Hospital - Outpatients

Phone: (02) 9382 1646

 

Renal outpatients

The clinic manages renal diseases, glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndromes, chronic and endstage renal failure, hypertension, electrolyte disorders, and urinary tract problems in children of all ages.

Clinic times: The renal clinic is held on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Location: Sydney Children's Hospital - Outpatients

Phone: (02) 9382 1646

Renal outreach information

Campbelltown

All appointment are made by Campbelltown hospital. This clinic is held on Monday once a month in Campbelltown Hospital's  paediatric outpatients department. 

Phone: (02) 4634 4162

Canberra

The clinic is held on the first Monday every second month. Appointments are made through the Canberra Hospital outpatient department. 

Phone: (02) 6244 2026

 

Dubbo

The clinic is held on Friday every 2 months at Dubbo Specialist Medical Centre.

Phone: (02) 6884 9799

Newcastle

All appointments are made by the outpatients clerk at John Hunter Children's Hospital. 

Phone: (02) 4921 3750

 

Wagga Wagga

The clinic is held twice a year at Riverina Paediatrics, Wagga Wagga. 

Phone:(02) 6925 0210

 

Last updated Monday 20th May 2024

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