Kids and Families
The Division of Kids and Families is responsible for the provision of health services for children and their families from the ages of 0 to 16.
Paediatric services provided throughout the ISLHD include: acute hospital based care, emergency care, neonatal care and outpatient medical clinics.
Child and Family community-based services provided throughout the ISLHD include: Child and Family Health Nursing clinics and home visits, Allied Health and Diagnostic Assessment specialities, in addition to Aboriginal, maternal infant and child services and family care centres, child protection and wellbeing, and a variety of groups across the services.
Interpreters are available free of charge as required.
Acknowledgement of Country video -
ISLHD Child and Families staff developed a unique Acknowledgement of Country - the result of an Aboriginal education workshop held at a staff Network Gathering.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our services have changed as a response to COVID-19. All our services are still available but how we deliver them will be different. You will first get a phone call from a health worker who will get as many details as possible. They will then work with you will develop a plan to address your needs. This could include further phone calls, telehealth (video conferencing) or a face to face appointment. Whatever the plan is, the health worker will explain what to expect and the outcomes of the follow up. We are planning innovative ways for you to receive information and support. Below are the contact details for our Child and Family health services. There is also a link to our Facebook page and a Resources for parents tile below. This is where regular notices and information will be posted. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your local health worker.
The Neonatal Unit Wollongong Hospital is a Level 4 unit that provides specialist care to neonates born 32 weeks or greater. The Special Care Nursery Shoalhaven Hospital is a Level 2 unit that provides care for neonates born at 37 weeks or over.
|Neonatal - Special Care Nursery Shoalhaven Hospital||
|02 4423 9387|
Paediatrics - Inpatient Services
There are 2 Paediatric Inpatient Units across the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District located in Wollongong and Shoalhaven Hospitals that provide staged level of care for children 0 to 16 years of age. The PAU provides an acute review clinic for children with acute illness referred by the Wollongong Hospital Emergency Department for review, treatment and access to specialist care.
|Shoalhaven Hospital Paediatrics||
|02 4423 9307|
Paediatrics - Outpatient Services
Paediatric Outpatients provide EEG testing for children in Wollongong Hospital as an outpatient.
Paediatric Medical Outpatients provide referred access to Staff Specialist Paediatricians in a clinic environment by appointment.
|Paediatric Medical Staff Specialist Outpatients Clinics - Shoalhaven Hospital||
|02 4429 2929|