The establishment of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network in 2010 was a significant milestone for paediatric services in NSW.
It established a solid platform to enhance clinical care and ground-breaking research, invest in education and training of the health workforce and advocate for a healthy future for children in NSW and beyond.
The Network created a single management structure for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service, the Pregnancy and Newborn Services Network, and the Children’s Court Clinic.
It is the largest paediatric healthcare body in Australia, with 50,000 inpatient admissions, 92,000 emergency department presentations and over one million outpatient occasions of service each year. The Hospitals provide care for children throughout Australia and internationally.
The Network, which employs more than 5,000 staff, provides world-class paediatric healthcare for sick children, with specialist care for conditions such as cancer, heart conditions, severe burns, HIV/AIDS and those needing organ, bone marrow or cord blood transplants.