Kids health

  • RSV infection rates lowest in years

    Despite the global outbreak of COVID-19 this year, many children may actually have been healthier than previous years with new research showing more than an 85% reduction in RSV and bronchiolitis presentations and admissions to Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.

  • Oscar van Niekerk wins 2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards

    Oscar van Niekerk has lived with a chronic health condition since early childhood.

  • Graduate nurse named finalist in state Nursing and Midwifery Awards

    Alexandra Penn from the Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is among 24 state-wide finalists nominated for the 2020 NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.
  • A fast track to diagnosis through genomic testing

    Ground-breaking research into ultra-rapid genomic testing is helping to transform the diagnosis and treatment of critically ill children in intensive care, fast tracking result turnaround time from three months to three days.

  • Free Talking and Listening check-ups

    Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick’s (SCH) Speech Pathology team provide free, confidential ‘Talking and Listening Check-Ups’ for Aboriginal children aged 18 months – 6 years, based in the South Sydney area.