For families

  • Changes to surveillance testing

    In line with NSW Health advice, patients and their accompanying parent/carer no longer need to have a PCR test prior to coming to hospital for an outpatient appointment or surgery.

  • Tips to help ease your child’s fear of vaccination

    Needles. Just the idea of them can fill many of us with dread. 

    For children with anxiety, needle-phobia or behavioural issues, vaccination can be a distressing and challenging process  - for everyone involved.

  • Party Day brings smiles to sick kids

    Being in hospital felt more like being in a children’s wonderland for patients and families as The Children’s Hospital at Westmead transformed for its annual Party Day.
  • Graduation a major milestone for 11 adolescent patients

    Families and staff of Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, came together via a virtual Patient Graduation Ceremony on Friday, December 3, to celebrate the transition of 11 long-term patients from paediatric to adult health care services.
  • Quiet Pathway gives options to needle-phobic kids

    Most children don't like the thoughts of having a needle but with the right support they can get through it. There are some children though, like 13-year-old Sienna, for who the thought of having a needle causes severe stress and anxiety.