Childhood illness can be surrounded by fear and uncertainty. A child's well-being will improve if the family feel confident and relaxed about the illness.
Information that is easy to understand will help family and friends cope with this often difficult situation. They will be able to reassure and inform the child. This is all part and parcel of the healing process.
Parents, general practitioners, community health workers, early childhood nurses and child carers are all encouraged to use the information provided on the parent's section of this site. We are committed to providing information that all members of the community are able to understand.
We are also participating in a pilot of an Electronic Health Record system, called Healthelink. For eligible children (determined by age and postcode) parents may get access to summary medical information from their GP, hospital or community health care visits. Please see the Healthelink website for more details.
Your Health Service
NSW Health's consumer-focused online resource with information about health facilities. It provides practical, easy-to-access information about the NSW public health system for patients and their families.
The Diversity Health Institute's Clearing House website is a central access point for Australian multicultural health services, resources, research, training and events.
Bear Cottage is the first children's hospice in NSW.
It is a place where children with terminal illnesses and their families can stay from time to time and receive rest and medical care in a home-like environment.
Click here to go to the Bear Cottage website.
ASIEM PKU Handbook
In NSW approximately 10 babies a year are diagnosed with phenylketonuria (PKU). In 2005 the Australasian Society for Inborn Errors of Metabolism (ASIEM) produced a handbook for families of children with PKU and people with PKU, which provides a practical guide for management.
Download the PKU Handbook
Please Note: the above pdf document is fairly large in size and may take some time to load.
A visit to the Child Development Unit
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