The Children’s Ward is a 32 bed inpatient unit on the 6th floor of Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s precinct at Sunshine Hospital which caters for children newborn to 18 years old, and cares for over 5000 children each year.
Specialties cared for include general paediatrics, orthopaedics; plastic surgery; ear, nose & throat and general paediatric surgery. Adolescents may also be admitted under other units including gynaecology
There are daily (or more frequent if required) reviews by medical staff, and onsite paediatric medical staff at all times. Children on the ward can also access allied health services such as dietetics, physiotherapy, speech pathology, and social work as needed. We have access to 24 hour radiology and pathology services
Children are also admitted to the Day of Surgery Admissions Unit, staffed by Paediatric nurses and doctors, on the 2nd floor of the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s precinct.
Map of Sunshine Hospital and Joan Kirner Women's and Children's
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Nappies, Clothes, Bottles and formula
Pyjamas, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Hairbrush or comb
Favourite toy, books, colouring books and pencils
Radios or hand held computer game should be clearly labelled with your child’s name. It is your responsibility to look after these items.
CURRENTLY our parent room and play room are not in use due to COVID restrictions.
There is a small bed next to each child’s hospital bed for a carer/parent to sleep in and we encourage one parent to stay overnight.
Please respect other’s privacy.
Aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated.
Wifi is available for patients to connect their own personal electronic devices, using the following information.
Mobile phones may be used on the ward.
If during your stay you experience any difficulties, or need further information do not hesitate to speak with the nurse in charge of the shift and we will endeavour to assist you as much as we can.