Randwick ward list

Here is a list of wards that treat young patients at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.  

Wards are for patients staying overnight or longer. Some wards care for a range of patients but many of them cater to children with specific disease or conditions.

Recovery Department

The Recovery Department provides care for children after they have been under general anaesthetic.

The nine-bed unit is run by a team of registered nurses including the nursing unit manager, clinical nurse educator and clinical nurse consultant whose philosophy is to provide a safe, caring environment for the child and family by providing a smooth transition from recovery to ward.

Ward C1 North - Ambulatory Services

Ambulatory care is a busy, multipurpose day surgery unit with 23 beds catering for children (from neonates to adolescents) from across the state who require a general anaesthetic for both medical and surgical procedures.

Care is provided pre and post operatively for a variety of procedures including general and specialty surgery, radiology, dermatology, dental and endoscopy.

Ward C1 South - Cardiac/Renal/Surgical Infant Unit

The C1 South ward provides care to 16 patients between the ages of newborn to pre-adolescence. Care is provided for cardiac, renal/kidney transplantation and peritoneal dialysis, surgical infants, chronic respiratory disorders requiring non-invasive support- CPAP, BiPAP, and endocrinology.

Ward C1 West - Children's Intensive Care Unit (CICU)

The Children’s Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Sydney Children’s Hospital (SCH) is a mixed medical-surgical unit.  The unit cares for both critically ill and high dependency patients.

Ward C1 South West - Short Stay Surgical Unit (SSSU)

The Short Stay Surgical Unit consists of three areas:

  • Pre-admission: Admission of elective and non-elective surgical patients requiring a general anaestheticDay Stay: 
  • Monitoring and observing patients for ‘Same Day’ surgery
  • Overnight Ward: 12 beds caring for short stay surgical patients

Ward C2 North - Haematology / Oncology Day Unit

This is an 18-bed medical day unit providing a range of services for children with cancer and blood disorders. Children attend to have short and long chemotherapy regimens (up to 8 hours). Blood product transfusions are also administered, as well as Apheresis- including stem cells, is provided in the day unit.

Procedures such as Lumbar punctures and Bone Marrow aspirates are performed on the ward and central venous access care and blood tests are carried out in the day unit as well as follow up care and treatment for children post Bone Marrow Transplant.

Ward C2 South - Orthopaedic / Neurology Unit

The Orthopaedic/Neurology Unit is a 22-bed unit providing acute neurological, surgical and medical services to children aged between 0-16 years.

The unit also provides an orthopaedic service and a brain injury rehabilitation program. Recent refurbishment to the ward has meant we are able to provide a safe room to nurse children with head injuries. We also house a specialised epilepsy service. 

Ward C2 West - Haematology / Oncology / BMT Unit - Turnbull Ward

The Turnbull Ward is a 16-bed inpatient ward for children with cancer and blood disorders with four dedicated bone marrow transplant beds. Highly skilled and experienced nurses provide care 24 hours daily. 

Ward C3 North / Care by Patient Unit - Sleep Unit

The Sleep Unit is a small and very specialised area where children, who present with a variety of problems, have their sleep patterns studied overnight. The unit has a capacity to study three children a night.

The children are admitted in the afternoon and are discharged the following morning on completion of the study with nurses responsible for meeting all the patient's needs including setting up for the study, monitoring overnight and reporting on the study..

Ward C3 South - Adolescent Unit

The Adolescent Unit or C3 South has 14 beds and provides care to patients between the ages of 10 and 18 years. The ward provides care for medical, surgical, mental health and chronic/complex health conditions.

Ward C3 West - General Medical / Isolation Unit

C3West is a busy 24 bed- unit. It is the General Medical ward and incorporates a 12-bed Medical Assessment Unit and 8 Isolation rooms.

We care for neonatal patients to children up to 16 years old. Care  includes children with Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Gastroenteritis, Sepsis and those Oncology patients requiring isolation.

Ward C3 South West - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit (CAMH), Saunders Unit

Saunders Unit is an 8 bedded secure unit that provides specialised mental health care to young people between the ages of 12 and 18 years.

Saunders unit visiting hours:

  • Monday to Friday 4:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Last updated Thursday 9th May 2024