Rheumatology services, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Contact

Phone: (02) 9382 1597

Email: SCHN-SCHRheumatology@health.nsw.gov.au

Location (see Clinic information for specific clinic locations):

  • Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick 
  • The Children's Hospital at Westmead
  • Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, Canberra 

About our service

The Rheumatology service treats children with symptoms or signs of musculoskeletal diseases, such as juvenile arthritis or auto-immune and inflammatory diseases.

Through a thorough assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan, the rheumatology team aims to reduce the symptoms and pain experienced by children with conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis.

Treatment and management of rheumatic conditions may include:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy

Referral process for clinicians

Our department is using Consultmed to manage referrals. The Consultmed platform allows health professionals to send e-referrals to us securely.   

Consultmed questions and technical support: helpdesk@consultmed.co

Referral and appointment process for parents and carers

Request a referral

To make an appointment at our clinic, you will need a referral from your GP, paediatrician or specialist. 

They will assess your child, discuss your concerns, and make a referral to the appropriate service.  

Track your referral

Our department uses Consultmed to manage referrals. Your referring clinician sends the e-referral to us using the secure Consultmed platform.  

Once we receive the referral, we will send you an email with your tracking information. We will update you as we process the referral and book your appointment. 

To receive these updates, please ask your referring clinician to include your email on the referral.  

If your clinician has questions about Consultmed or require technical support, they can contact helpdesk@consultmed.co.  

Need support?

If you need help or have questions about the referral and appointment process, please contact us.

Phone: (02) 9382 1597

Email: SCHN-SCHRheumatology@health.nsw.gov.au

Clinic information

Randwick clinic

Location: Children’s’ outpatients and Bright Alliance Level 7

Clinic days:

  • A/Professor Davinder Singh-Grewal holds clinic every fortnight on Wednesdays
  • Dr Jeffrey Chaitow holds clinic every fortnight on Thursdays

Westmead clinic

Location: Suite 16, Children's Medical Centre and Bandaged Bear Clinics

Clinic days:

  • Dr Jeffrey Chaitow holds clinic every fortnight on Thursdays
  • A/Professor Davinder Singh-Grewal holds clinic every Friday

Uveitis clinic

A specialty clinic for children and young people with complex uveitis. 

Location: The Children's hospital at Westmead 

Clinic days:

  • Professor John Grigg and Dr Sophia Zagora (uveitis experts) with Professor Singh-Grewal once a month on Tuesday morning

Outreach clinics

Canberra outreach clinic:

  • Clinic days: Every fortnight on Wednesdays
  • Location: Centenary Hospital for Women and Children

Handbook for parents and carers

We've put together some information about rheumatic conditions and how to manage them.

Last updated Tuesday 21st May 2024

Patient and family support

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