Monash Children's Hospital

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Monash Children's Hospital
Monash Children's Hospital - Melbourne, Australia.jpg
Geography
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
Organisation
Care system Medicare
Hospital type Specialist paediatric
Affiliated university Monash University and Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Services
Beds 230
History
Founded 1896, 2017 present site
Links
Website www.monashchildrenshospital.org

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

References[edit]

  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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