Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (The) - Children's Hospital at Westmead (The)

Care, Advocacy, Research, Education
Also known as
  • Sydney Children's Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Randwick

Children's Hospital at Westmead (The)

Children's Hospital at Westmead (The)

Business Summary
The largest network of hospitals and services for children in Australia. We are constantly striving to be Safer, Smarter, Stronger.
About Us

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (the Network) is the largest network of hospitals and services for children in Australia. 

About The Children's Hospital at Westmead

The Children's Hospital at Westmead is the largest paediatric centre in NSW, providing the most advanced care and treatment options for children from NSW, across Australia and overseas

For over 120 years, The Children's Hospital at Westmead has been operating as a government-funded public hospital and registered charity. Now very much a family-focused healing environment, it employs over 3,000 staff across 150 departments and treats over 60,000 sick children each year.

Ongoing essential enhancements to services would not be possible without the generous support of individual and corporate donors.

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About Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

Sydney Children’s Hospital is one of Australia’s leading specialist medical centres for children, caring for seriously ill and injured children from across NSW and beyond. 

It provides a complex and comprehensive range of services in paediatric and adolescent medicine and surgery, treating children with conditions including cancer, trauma, HIV/AIDS, congenital abnormalities, disabilities, heart disease and respiratory disorders.

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What We Do

The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network provides significant statewide and national services to ensure children's health comes first and foremost.

  • Clinical Services - a comprehensive range of health services for children and young adults, through inpatient, outpatient and outreach care
  • Research - world class research into child health and wellbeing through our Kids Research Institute. The Network collaborates closely with the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, and has many partnerships with other Australian universities.
  • Education - we are a training institution, providing clinical and non-clinical staff with the best quality education in patient care and service delivery
  • Advocacy - on behalf of the health & wellbeing of all Australian children

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What should I do if my child requires emergency treatment?
Please call 000 for an ambulance, or drive to your closest hospital's Emergency Department. Other useful emergency phone numbers include: Poisoning 13 11 26 - Mental health emergencies 1800 011 511 - Child Protection Helpline 132 111 (24 Hours 7 Days a Week)
How do I get to The Children's Hospital at Westmead?
The hospital is located about 28 kilometres from the Sydney CBD. The Hospital is only minutes drive from the major centre of Paramatta and about 35 minutes drive from Sydney, depending on traffic. Catching public transport to The Children's Hospital at Westmead is easy, with direct bus and train services and connecting bus, train and ferry services from the city, Parramatta, Strathfield, Penrith and the North Shore. For up-to-date public transport timetable information, visit
At A Glance
51,000 inpatient admission each year
92,000 emergency department presentations a year
Over 1 million outpatient service visits