John Hunter Children’s Hospital


John Hunter Children's Hospital (JHCH) is a specialised tertiary referral paediatric hospital in Newcastle, providing complex medical, surgical, major trauma and neonatal care services for Northern NSW.

The Children's Hospital in Newcastle, one of three children's hospitals in NSW, will over the course of a year see 20,000 children and young people present to the emergency department, have 9,000 admitted to hospital and perform 30,000 occasions of service through outpatient clinics.

Specialist services
Allergy/Immunology Neurology
Allied Health Neonatal Intensive Care
Audiology Oncology and Haematology
Child Protection Orthopaedics
Emergency Department Pain Service
Endocrinology and Diabetes Palliative Care
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Respiratory
Genetics Surgical
Staying in hospital
Ward J1 (Oncology & Surgical) Music, Art and Child Life Therapy
Ward J2 (Adolescent, Day Stay & Sleep) Hospital school
Ward H1 (Children's Medical) Special visitors
Oncology & Haematology Day Unit Fun areas


John Hunter Children's Hospital Map

Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 maps



Outpatient clinics


Visiting John Hunter Children's Hospital