General Paediatric Outpatients at John Hunter Children's Hospital has a streamlined process to direct children with development and behavioural concerns to the most appropriate service.
This central intake point may result in an appointment at the Child and Family Health Team (Wallsend), Youth Health Team (621 Hunter St) and General Paediatrics at JHCH, Belmont Hospital or the Raymond Terrace clinic.
This referral is for Paediatric Respiratory Laboratory Skin Prick Testing. The laboratory does not provide management of allergies or prescription Epipens/Anapens. View the Allergy/Immunology page.
The NSW Infant and Child Lung Function Centre (NICE) at John Hunter Children's Hospital provides specialist testing, which includes lung function tests, bronchial challenge, skin prick test (must complete skin prick test referral), altitude simulation, exhaled nitric oxide, nasal nitric oxide, nitrogen washout/lung clearance index, Infant lung function, cardiopulmonary exercise test. View the Respiratory Services page.
The Child and Family Health Team (CAFHT) is a specialist community health service is provided for families with children aged 2 to 12 years. The service aims to promote the health, development and wellbeing of children and help coordinate and link in with appropriate support. View the Child and Family Health Team web page.
Child and Family Health Team Referral Form. This referral form is suitable for health, educational or welfare professionals (aside from GPs). The Child and Family Health Team does not accept referrals from parents, caregivers or members of the general public.
Community Based Speech Pathology treats children from birth to school age, with normal cognitive function or mild intellectual impairment. View the Community Based Speech Pathology page.
View the HNE Health Pathway for Speech and Language Difficulties in Pre-School Children.
First Steps Parenting Centre (FSPC) is a service for families with children aged 0-5 years based at the Wallsend Health Campus. The centre provides multi-disciplinary support to families from social workers, nurses, a paediatrician and a speech pathologist. View the First Steps Parenting Centre page.
Go4Fun is a community-based program, FREE for children and young people aged 7 to 13 years, along with their families, who sit outside the healthy weight range. The program supports families to make healthy lifestyle changes, producing clinically significant results on weight, fitness and self esteem. View the Go4Fun site.
View the HNE Health Pathway for Weight Management in Children.
Has your patients condition changed?
- If the child needs urgent acute care, refer to Emergency Department
- If you need specialist advice contact John Hunter Switch on 49213000 and ask for relevant paediatric registrar
- If you are concerned about the child's length of wait, contact the relevant department the child was referred to or re-refer with new information