Monash Children's Hospital

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Monash Children's Hospital
Monash Children's Hospital - Melbourne, Australia.jpg
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Coordinates 37°55′10″S 145°7′24″E / 37.91944°S 145.12333°E / -37.91944; 145.12333Coordinates: 37°55′10″S 145°7′24″E / 37.91944°S 145.12333°E / -37.91944; 145.12333
Care system Medicare
Hospital type Specialist paediatric
Affiliated university Monash University and Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Beds 230
Founded 1896, 2017 present site

Monash Children’s Hospital is a major children's hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

Monash Children’s Hospital is part of Monash Health, Victoria’s largest healthcare service and one of only four accredited Academic Health Science Centres in Australia. [1]

The hospital includes Victoria’s largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and provides a full range of specialist services including surgical care, oncology, and rehabilitation services.[2]

It is home to Victoria's only dedicated children's sleep science, is a state-wide referral service for thalassemia, and is a provider of fetal surgery services in partnership with Royal Women's Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne. [3]

Its services are linked to an adult service, allowing the hospital to provide transition-of-care as children grow older and move to an adult service.[4]

New Monash Children's Hospital[edit]

After providing services from within adult hospitals for many years, in 2017 the purpose-built Monash Children's Hospital was opened in Clayton, Victoria.[5]

Monash Children's Hospital is located alongside Monash Medical Centre, and includes the Monash Children's Hospital School.[6]

The New Monash Children’s Hospital service profile includes:[2][7]

  • 96 In-patient acute beds
  • 10 Paediatric Intensive care beds
  • 64 Monash Newborn cots
  • 20 Early in Life Mental Health Service beds
  • 8 Neuro Developmental Psychiatry beds
  • 20 Same-day beds
  • 12 Oncology same-day beds – 12
  • 3 Operating theatres – plus a dedicated Endoscopy Suite
  • Sleep and Neurodiagnostic studies beds
  • Imaging Modalities – 3 modalities (MRI, Ultrasound and X-Ray)
  • Outpatient consulting rooms and Allied Health Therapy spaces
  • Dedicated Central Sterilising Services Department (CSSD)
  • A Starlight Children's Foundation Room
  • A Ronald McDonald House Chairities Family Room
  • A Hoyts beanbag cinema for patients
  • A Radio Lollipop studio


  1. ^ "Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres". National Health and Medical Research Council. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Monash Children's Hospital Fast Facts 15-16" (PDF). Monash Children's Hospital. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Monash Children's Hospital Fast Facts" (PDF). Monash Children's Hospital. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  4. ^ "About Monash Children's Hospital - Monash Children's Hospital". Monash Children's Hospital. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  5. ^ "Monash Children's Hospital to open doors". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  6. ^ "The Monash Children's Hospital School has started operating". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  7. ^ "New Monash Children's Hospital ensures specialist care for more children". ESCO Industries. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 

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