Overview

Epworth Paediatric services provide care for children with medical conditions, as well as those needing surgery.

Epworth Paediatric services are expertly delivered by paediatric nurses and doctors 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 

Appointments are available for consulting paediatricians at Epworth Richmond.

Referring to paediatrics

Our patients are at the centre of everything we do.

Our Find a Doctor directory allows you to contact an Epworth accredited specialist for your GP to refer you to.

A referral from your GP, a Specialist or other health professional is required to access most Epworth services and some can be called directly by the patient including our Allied Health Clinic, GP Clinic, Men’s Health Clinic and Jean Hailes at Epworth Freemasons as well as our Breast Services, Epworth Sports and Exercise Medicine Group and Epworth HealthCheck.

Read more: For GPs - Connecting GPs with Epworth.

Our specialists

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Epworth Richmond's children's medical service cares for children who present with medical conditions or requiring surgery.

Epworth Richmond's Children's Emergency Service:

  • 24/7 Paediatrician coverage by senior doctors
  • Low waiting times
  • Open 24 hours, every day of the year

 

Epworth Richmond Paediatrics Ward

Our 19-bed children's ward is the largest private dedicated children's ward in Victoria, supported by experience paediatric nurses and doctors around the clock.

Young children from the age of 6 months through to teenagers can access an age-appropriate, purpose-built environment for their treatment. One parent may stay overnight with their child.

The children's ward caters for a wide range of paediatric conditions, including:

  • Cuts
  • Infections
  • Respiratory illnesses

 

Supporting surgery, ranging from:

  • Complex plastic surgery
  • General surgery
  • Glue ear
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Removal of wisdom teeth and other difficult tooth extractions
  • Tonsils and adenoid removal

 

The children's ward features:

  • Calming fish tank
  • 'Chill-out' area for adolescents
  • Games, toys, crafting and activities
  • Parents kitchen
  • Play areas for younger children

Related services

Clinical institute

Women’s and Children’s Clinical Institute

Directors:
Dr Julie Lamont, Dr Sze Lee
All our obstetricians are specialists, supported by experienced midwives. Epworth also treats a wide spectrum of gynaecological conditions.