St George Paediatric Multidisciplinary Feeding Service

 


 

COVID-19: Changes to St George Paediatrics

23rd March 2020

Outpatient Clinics

All clinics will be closed from 28th March 2020 until further notice.  
Telehealth will be offered for all existing patient appointments.

For more information on accessing telehealth, please click here 

New referrals will be triaged weekly as usual, but there may be a delay before you are offered an appointment.

Existing patients who need a new appointment or a script should email us by clicking here.  Please include the reason for the appointment (need a review, script, new issue etc).

If you believe we have misunderstood the complexity or urgency of your child’s appointment please contact us by email on SESLHD-STGPAEDIATRICS@health.nsw.gov.au

Visitors

New rules limit visitors to one parent only.  

The following people must not visit Children’s Ward, Special Care Nursery or Post-Natal Ward:

  • Children under 18 years old (including siblings)
  • Grandparents and elderly relatives
  • People in quarantine, home isolation, unwell with any illness or who have had contact with people infected with COVID-19

Elective Surgery and MRI under General Anaesthetic

  • It is likely that the elective surgery list and MRIs will be disrupted.  
  • You will be notified of any delays as soon as possible.  Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

 

For more information about COVID-19 and children click here.

 


 

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The Paediatric Multidisciplinary Feeding Service is a tertiary feeding service for children in our local area who have complex feeding problems such as cleft palate, neurodegenerative conditions, genetic syndromes, congenital heart disease and/or those who require enteral (tube) feeding.

A referral from a paediatrician is required to access this service directly.

In particularly complex or urgent cases where children have not yet seen a paediatrician we are happy to discuss the issues with the child's treating clinician (GP, allied health or nurse) and help find a suitable local service.  Please contact us as below. 

If you are the parent of a child with feeding difficulty please see your Early Childhood Centre or GP in the first instance as our clinic does not accept self-referral from parents.

This website contains resources developed by the service, and links to other useful sites.  If you have any additional information you think should be hosted here, please let us know by email.

 

Enquiries:

Whether or not a child is eligible to come to our clinic, we’re keen to help primary care clinicians manage feeding problems in our local community. 

If you are a GP, allied health professional, nurse or other clinician who would like to discuss a child with complex feeding issues, please contact us by email or phone 9113 1360 and ask for the Feeding Clinic Coordinator.

 

New Referrals:

A referral from a paediatrician is required to access this service directly.

There is no standard referral form.  Please send a written referral, including contact details for the family, addressed to Dr Chris Elliot, Paediatrician.

Referrals can be sent by email, mail or fax:

Email (preferred):  SESLHD-STGFeedingClinic@health.nsw.gov.au

Fax: 9113 1382

Mail: c/- Feeding Clinic Intake Officer
St George Integrated Community Health Centre
Burt Nielson Wing, St George Hospital
Gray St, Kogarah 2217

 

Clinics:

Mondays 9am-12pm. If you get lost on the day of clinic, please call 9113 2319 for help

 

Clinic Staff:

Katelyn Vanos: Speech Pathologist and Clinic Coordinator
Dr Chris Elliot: Paediatrician
Stephanie Brennan: Speech Pathologist
Naomi Crockett: Dietitian
Lauren Gladman: Dietitian
Susan Mealor: Child and Family Health Nurse

 

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