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Eligibility

Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU) services are available to children aged 0 to 16 years for whom any of the following apply:

  • are acutely unwell
  • have a chronic and complex condition that requires specialist care
  • have a general paediatric complaint requiring specialist paediatric assessment.

Referrals

A referral from a GP, the Emergency Department, Children’s Ward or another hospital is required to access clinics

Acute and urgent referrals

GPs should contact the unit on 02 4394 7586 (select 1 from the options) to discuss the referral and fax referral to 02 4394 7587.

Referrals should be addressed to Dr Pryde, Dr Susa, Dr Burneikis or Dr Lovvett and include the following information:

  • parent/carer details (phone – home and mobile, earliest time they can be contacted)
  • diagnosis or presenting complaint
  • summary of assessment and management to date
  • reason for referral.

Routine outpatient clinics

Fax referral to 02 4394 7587. Referrals should include the following information:

  • parent/carer details (phone – home and mobile, earliest time they can be contacted)
  • diagnosis or presenting complaint
  • summary of assessment and management to date
  • reason for referral.

Referrals will be triaged daily and families contacted by letter with an appointment time. Families are asked to confirm the appointment.

Service hours

Acute and urgent services

Paediatric consultation or review services operate 7 days per week.

Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm

Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Routine paediatric outpatient clinics

Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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