Paediatric Emergency Department



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


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.



The St George Emergency Department provides care for both children as well as adults, within which a paediatric section is located. 

Your  first encounter will be with  the ‘triage nurse’, who will make an initial assessment of the urgency of your child’s problem, before showing you into the paediatric area. 

The nursing and medical staff in this area will obtain observations and additional history, so that your child’s care and treatment can be prioritised based on these assessments.

They will aim to ensure your child is seen and treated as quickly as possible.

Please have a look at the video tour of the Paediatric ED for further useful information to prepare you for your visit

It is important that the Emergency Department is reserved for emergencies. For less urgent concerns, children should be reviewed by their GPs, who can arrange ongoing review, or specialist advice if needed.


Our hard working ED doctors and nurses