The information and advice published or made available through documents, publications, brochures and the like and any other hard copy means and through the Website ("the Site") is provided for your general information only and is not intended to constitute a doctor-patient relationship.

This Site contains information, data, documents, pages and images prepared by The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network ("the Information") for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales ("the State of New South Wales"). The information is protected by Crown copyright.

Whilst the information has been prepared and presented with all due care, the State of New South Wales does not warrant or represent that the information is free from errors or omission.

The information contained in the site is provided for informational educational or learning purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a medical or health or suspected medical or health condition.

Any action on your part in response to the information provided in this web site is at the readers' discretion.

The NSW Ministry of Health makes no representations with respect to any information offered or provided on or through the site regarding the treatment, action, or application of any of the information provided upon any child.

The NSW Ministry of Health expressly disclaims all and any liability to any person in respect of anything and of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done by any person in reliance, whether in whole or part, upon the whole or any part of the contents of the site and/or any web site(s) linked to or from it.

Policy, procedure and practice guideline development

When SCHN documents are developed (or reviewed) key SCHN stakeholders form multidisciplinary teams reviewing the latest literature and apply best practice, appropriate Legislation, NSW Ministry of Health Policy and Professional Standards. All SCHN documents undergo a rigorous approval process via key Committees and are document controlled.

The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network must comply with NSW Ministry of Health Policy Directives. A list of NSW Ministry of Health policies can be found at:

If you require access to any SCHN policies, procedures or practice guidelines, click on the 'Clinical Policies' or 'Non-Clinical Policies' tab. If a policy is not listed, please contact the Right to Information Officer on (02) 9845 2356.

Have your say about SCHN policies

If you have any suggestions or comments about our policies, please use our feedback form to contact us.