Child and Adolescent
Hospitals and services
The Child and Adolescent Health Service comprises of a number of services including Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Child and Adolescent Community Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and the New Children’s Hospital Project.
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children is a 220-bed paediatric tertiary teaching hospital. It is Western Australia’s only dedicated paediatric hospital for treating children and adolescents from around the State. Services include:
- 24 hour emergency department
- Allied Health Services
- Child Protection Unit
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Neonatology Critical Care Unit
- Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
- Rural Paediatric Service
- Surgical Day Procedure Unit
- Specialist paediatric medical services:
- Endocrinology and Diabetes
- General Medicine
- Haematology and Oncology
- Infectious Diseases and Refugee Health
- Metabolic Medicine
- Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
- Specialist Surgical Services:
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial
- Ear Nose and Throat
- General Paediatric Surgery and Urology
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Specialist Mental Health Services:
- Eating Disorders Unit
- High Acuity Mental Health Ward
- Population Health and Ambulatory Care:
- Provides services for children and adolescents to promote life-long health
- Programs and services work to prevent health problems by promoting wellbeing, early detection of diseases, early intervention and the provision of services in the community.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Specialist mental health services for children, young people and their families throughout the metropolitan area.
- 23 metropolitan community clinics.
- In-patient services at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Bentley Adolescent Unit and the Families at Work service.
- Complex ADHD. assessment.
- Treatment of eating disorders.
Child and Adolescent Community Health
Provides a comprehensive range of health promotion and early identification and intervention community-based services to children, adolescents and families.
- The focus is on growth and development in the early years and promoting wellbeing during childhood and adolescence.
- Particular attention is given to groups at risk of poorer health outcomes, such as Aboriginal people and newly arrived refugees.
- Services include:
- 12 metropolitan Child Development Services
- 106 metropolitan Child Health Centres providing services such as child health and development assessment, and immunisation
- Aboriginal Health Team
- Humanitarian Health Team
- School Health Services
- At-Risk Services
- Policy Services.