Blacktown Paediatrics
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Mount Druitt Hospital’s paediatric services are regarded as one of the best in NSW for their high quality of care, easy access and family-centred approach.

Paediatrics was consolidated at Mount Druitt Hospital in 2004, but the growing population and high number of babies, children and young adults in the area has created a need for more services locally.

Paediatric services currently located at Mount Druitt will expand to Blacktown Hospital with a new paediatric emergency, in-patient unit and outpatients.

The change is part of Blacktown Hospital’s expansion into a major tertiary hospital for Western Sydney, which can provide more services to its rapidly growing population.

Families in the local Blacktown-Mount Druitt area will have the choice of going to their closest hospital for paediatric emergencies, and to stay within the area for clinics and admissions, and most paediatric surgery.

As services open in stages, children with chronic and complex conditions who previously had to travel to Westmead for care will be able to have most of their care locally.

High level and tertiary services (such as transplants, heart surgery and most cancer treatment) will be available at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead.

Parents and caregivers will, of course, still be able to choose to go to Westmead Hospital’s Emergency Department, or other specialty services. A new paediatric emergency department is currently under construction at Westmead as part of the extensive redevelopment, and will be completed in 2020.

 

SERVICES

Mount Druitt Hospital paediatrics

  • Emergency Department with dedicated paediatric service and paediatric resuscitation
  • Children’s Ward 
  • Outpatients clinics for service including audiology, eye clinic, allergy and specialist clinics
  • Outreach services to continue care from hospital to home, check progress and review patients, and to connect families with their GP or specialist services if required
  • MRI (admitted patients) and other imaging and pathology services
  • Play therapy to reduce stress and anxiety
  • New IKEA Room – parent/carer retreat and kitchen completed with support from IKEA Marsden Park living Local grant
  • Outdoor garden and play area upgrade currently being planned including new landscaping
  • New multi-purpose room on the ward for services such as food, allergy skin prick tests.
 

Blacktown Hospital paediatrics - opening in stages

In the Emergency Department, level 2 opening in stages with future capacity for:
  • Paediatric Emergency with 12 bed capacity including four acute beds, four fast track and four short stay
  • Paediatric plaster and treatment room, shared ENT (ear, nose throat) room
  • Waiting and play area (separate to adult emergency)
  • Short Stay Unit (up to 22 hours) with four beds located in Emergency for children who need a short episode of care – short stay helps avoid unnecessary hospital admission and families can be discharged directly from Emergency Department
New paediatric surgical services, operating theatres level 3 opening in stages with future capacity for:
  • Surgical services – elective and emergency services including orthopaedics, ENT (ear, nose and throat) and general surgery in the new operating theatre suite, acute services building level 3
  • Pre-admission clinic to prepare children for surgery, including a ward tour to help reduce stress and anxiety
Paediatrics level 8, opening in stages with future capacity for:
  • Eight one-bed rooms
  • Six two-bed rooms
  • Spacious patient rooms with en suite and carer zone - all patient beds have an adjacent day lounge which provides a comfortable bed at night for a parent or carer
  • Therapies room
  • Indoor play room
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Quiet zone for younger children; recreation area and study for adolescents
  • Play therapy area to help reduce stress and anxiety
  • Arts and culture projects to create a welcoming, family-friendly environment
  • Consultation, procedure, assessment and other treatment areas.
 

Your choices now

As a parent or caregiver, you can currently choose to go to the Emergency Department at Mount Druitt Hospital, Blacktown Hospital or The Children’s Hospital, Westmead.

If your child needs to be admitted to hospital, or have a day procedure, your health care team will discuss this with you.

In case of life-threatening emergency, call 000.

Contact us

Blacktown Hospital 9881 8000
Mount Druitt Hospital 9881 1555

Project Snapshot

Early works start: 2016
Construction start: 2017
Construction complete: Mid 2019
Services commence: In stages - dates TBA
Architect: Jacobs
Project Manager: Health Infrastructure/Johnstaff projects
Builder: AW Edwards
Budget: part of the $700 million BMDH Project