For families

  • Visitor screening - To keep everyone safe

    We are committed to protecting our patients, families and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation develops, new practices are being implemented to ensure the health and safety of our vulnerable children, families and staff.

  • COVID-19: Advice for chronically ill children

    As a parent of a chronically-ill child, it can be hard to know what to do amidst the current COVID-19 outbreak. There is an overwhelming amount of information to take in but these are the key things you need to know:

  • “I thought drowning would be frantic but it was quiet and quick”

    Replying to a text message, answering the door, applying sunscreen or even grabbing a towel are tasks that only take a few minutes to do but in these minutes of distraction, a child can drown.

    In November 2017, four-year-old Micah and his parents were on holidays at a holiday park.

  • Managing exposure to bushfire smoke

    With the escalation of fires over the Christmas break, many parents are concerned about the impacts of inhaled smoke from these fires. Here are some tips to help.
  • Linking the future of health care

    A new-look transfer corridor for critically ill babies born at Westmead Hospital who need urgent medical treatment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) was officially unveiled today.

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