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High Risk Hip Surveillance Service

The High Risk Hip Surveillance Service clinic is a multidisciplinary virtual service. The clinic is physically based at 621 Hunter St, Newcastle West.

Referrals to the HRHS are accepted for any child who has abnormal muscle tone and a delay in starting walking later than 2 years of age.

The clinic is staffed by a Paediatric Rehabilitation Specialist and Physiotherapist with consultation from other HNEkidsRehab team members if required.

Once a referral is received, families are sent an x-ray referral form and information package in the post. They are asked to get an x-ray using the form provided (at their local Health service if possible).

Once the x-ray is completed, the x-ray is reviewed by the Physiotherapist and recommendations made based on the Australian Consensus Statement for Hip Surveillance (2020). The family, along with their referrer, will receive a copy of this report in the post.

If there are any concerns regarding the x-ray, the family will be contacted by the Physiotherapist or the Rehabilitation Specialist.

Referral Criteria

Referrals for the High Risk Hip Surveillance Service are accepted from GPs, Medical Specialists, and Allied Health Clinicians.

Please complete a referral form and send to HNELHD-HNEkidsRehab@health.nsw.gov.au

Location and Clinic Information

There is no face to face clinic associated with this service. If children require a physical review, they will be seen in one of the other HNEkidsRehab clinics.

Contact Us

Address: 621 Hunter Street, Newcastle

Phone: 49257868

Email: HNELHD-HNEkidsRehab@health.nsw.gov.au


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