Monash Children’s Hospital (main campus)
A paediatric tertiary referral centre for Victoria
- 184 beds
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Special Care Nursery
- Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
- Children’s cancer centre
- Children’s sleep centre
- Ronald McDonald House
Due to open in early 2017, the new 230-bed dedicated Monash Children’s Hospital will be co-located next to Monash Medical Centre.
Currently, Monash Children’s Hospital at Monash Medical Centre has two children’s wards, known as 41 North and 42 North.
41 North is a 26 bed medical ward, and also caters for child oncology, ages 0-12.
42 North is a 26-bed ward and caters for adolescent/children, surgical, children with renal problems and oncology, ages 13-18.
We do not offer private rooms for children on either ward; rather single rooms are used on a medical needs basis.
There are many services available within the hospital which may assist in the ongoing management and care of your child and family during their admission.
Monash Children’s Hospital at Monash Medical Centre also offers a full range of tertiary services including Monash Newborn, Monash Children’s Sleep Centre, Child and Adolescent Mental Health and the Children’s Cancer Centre.
Monash Children’s Hospital (satellite site at Casey Hospital)
Casey Hospital has a dedicated Monash Children’s Hospital ward which is staffed by doctors in training and experienced nursing staff.
The ward has both medical and surgical patients. Most of the surgical patients are elective ENT and general paediatric surgery. The medical patients are usually admitted from the emergency department or referred from other hospitals. There are 7 consultant paediatricians caring for the medical patients.
The surgical patients have a post-op follow up in the outpatient department at Casey or in the surgeon’s private consulting rooms. The medical patients requiring follow up see the consultant paediatrician who cared for them in the hospital in their private consulting rooms or their own paediatrician in their private consulting rooms.
Monash Children’s Hospital at Casey also has a 20 bed Special Care Nursery.
Monash Children’s Hospital (satellite site at Dandenong Hospital)
Dandenong Hospital has a dedicated Monash Children’s Hospital Ward and Level 2 Special Care Nursery staffed by doctors in training and experienced nursing staff.
There are 7 consultant paediatricians caring for babies and children admitted to these wards. Most patients are admitted from the emergency department or birth unit at Dandenong but others are referred from other hospitals.
If any patients require ongoing follow up, they will be referred to the paediatrician who cared for them in the hospital, or their usual paediatrician, at the paediatrician’s private consulting rooms.
The only paediatric outpatients seen at Dandenong are those in the refugee health clinic, the orthopaedics clinic or the plastic surgery clinic.
There is also a Special Care Nursery located on the same floor as the Children’s ward and Maternity/birthing areas.