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Allergy & Immunology

Looking after a child with an allergic disease or immunological disorder can be challenging and may have a significant impact on your child and family's quality of life.

The specialist team at John Hunter Children's Hospital have extensive experience in providing accurate diagnosis, to tailoring a treatment plan aimed at addressing your child's specific needs, while at the same time helping you understand and manage your child's condition.

Our dynamic and passionate team can help children with:

  • Food allergies and risk of anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Allergic Rhinitis (Hay fever)
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
  • Autoimmune and Autoinflammatory disorders
  • Recurrent infections and suspected Primary Immune Deficiency
  • Vaccine related adverse events
  • Medication allergies

Allergy/Immunology Information Videos

Skin prick testing

SCIg Therapy (Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy)

Cooked egg challenge

Allergy/Immunology kids health fact sheets
How do you make an appointment?

Your general practitioner or specialist can send a referral to Paediatric Allergy Services through the Paediatric Outpatient Department.

GPs should follow the relevant HealthPathways Food Allergy in Children and Eczema (atopic dermatitis) in children.

Our team
Dr Rani Bhatia

Dr Rani Bhatia

Senior Staff Specialist Allergist and Immunologist

Dr Kahn Preece

Dr Kahn Preece

Staff Specialist Allergist and Immunologist

Jan Belcher

Jan Belcher

Allergy and Immunology Clinical Nurse Consultant

Rachael Phillips

Rachael Phillips

Allergy and Immunology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Janet Foote

Janet Foote

Administration Assistant

Contact us

John Hunter Children's Hospital Administration

8.00am - 4.30pm
Monday to Friday

Ph: (02)49 213670 for all appointment enquiries

Outside the hours please contact John Hunter Switch on (02) 49 213000.