Little Dragon CARES
COVID-19: Changes to St George Paediatrics
23rd March 2020
All clinics will be closed from 28th March 2020 until further notice.
Telehealth will be offered for all existing patient appointments.
New referrals will be triaged weekly as usual, but there may be a delay before you are offered an appointment.
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
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.
C hildren's ward
A mbulatory care
R each-in/ Reach-out service
E mergency Department for kids
S pecial Care for babies
We are developing our ‘Little Dragon CARES’ paediatrics integrated care services.
This will combines all of our outpatient and ambulatory care services in the one area and next to a new outdoor ‘fairy’ garden, as well as outdoor and indoor play areas and parents retreat.
We hope this improved capacity for both acute and chronic illness care will help prevent or reduce unnecessary overnight admissions to hospital. For the first time in the history of our service we will be able to provide co-located multi-disciplinary care for children with chronic diseases. And finally, it may enable us to divert children from the Emergency Department, in a less hectic environment, if they do not require emergency care.
It follows then, that our vision is to:
Provide excellent care for children and young people, closer to home