Happy Birthday Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick
On Friday 12 June 1998, the Prince of Wales Children's Hospital officially became known as Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.
Health minister Dr Andrew Refshauge, who coincidently begun his career as resident doctor at the same site, joined with the then executive director, Prof Les White for this momentous occasion. The event provided public recognition for a facility that had grown and matured over more than half a century of specialist care for sick kids.
What started as a small paediatric wing in the early 1900s had officially graduated into a fully-fledged hospital in its own right; a centre of training and excellence and a facility focussed solely around the needs of sick children.
This year we are celebrating 21years as Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, and more than 50 years of caring for kids.
In 1964, founder Prof John Beveridge had the goal of creating a hospital where caring for children was the main agenda;
“Treat them as if they were your own; your clinical commitment should be nothing less than perfection; your understanding of them and their families should be nothing less than comprehensive; your commitment to them should be nothing less than absolute.” Prof John Beveridge.
This goal continues to shape every aspect of the work undertaken by the team at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, and has over time evolved to the simple but important vision of ‘Children first and foremost’.
Working in partnership to improve the health and wellbeing of children through clinical care, research, education and advocacy remain the mission of the staff at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, a goal shared with colleagues across the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.
Proudly supported by Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.