Genetics Service

 

The Hunter Genetics Unit is based in Waratah but also provides specialist services to the John Hunter Children’s Hospital.


Multidisciplinary Genetic Clinics

Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic

In collaboration with the Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit, John Hunter Hospital. Clinics are held every Thursday afternoon to discuss ultrasound findings, family history and genetic counselling.


Baby Hearing Clinic

Newborn hearing screening is offered as soon as possible after birth. Our Geneticists attend this clinic monthly to discuss findings, family history and genetic counselling.


Ward Consultations

An on call Geneticist is available 7 days per week for inpatient ward consultations.

A genetic counsellor, in collaboration with the respiratory team, provides genetic information and support to families with a new diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.

For on call enquiries within normal business hours please contact the Hunter Genetics Unit on (02) 49853100.

For all out of hours on call information please contact the John Hunter Hospital switchboard on (02) 49213000 and ask to speak to the Geneticist on call.

The Community Hunter Genetics page provides further service information, department location and contact details.