Paediatric Assessment Unit services are available to children aged 0 to 16 years who are acutely unwell or have chronic and complex conditions that require specialist care or for general paediatric conditions requiring specialist paediatric assessment.
PAU services reduce the need for hospital admissions so that children are able to stay in the comfort of home returning to the unit for follow-up care and minimising the impact on the family of caring for siblings while a child is in hospital.
Treatments such as intravenous (IV) antibiotics can be provided to the child with the ability to go home with a cannula (used to deliver IV medications), either from the PAU or the hospital's emergency department, returning the following day for further assessment and treatment. The PAU works closely with the emergency department to provide follow up care for children who attend the emergency department.
Children who require overnight inpatient care are transferred to the Children's Ward at Gosford Hospital.
Care is also provided for children with chronic and complex medical conditions as well as general paediatric conditions requiring specialist assessment and treatment.
PAU also provides telephone advice to general practitioners and other allied health practitioners in the management of children with complex or general paediatric conditions.
Fax 4394 7587
Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 3:30pm
Where we are
Block C, Wyong Hospital Pacific Highway
Wyong paediatric assessment unit map