Paediatric Unit

Paediatric care during COVID-19

Having a baby during COVID-19 may be daunting, but at Rockingham General Hospital we are committed to putting the needs of you and your baby first.

Hear the facts first-hand about changes to hospital processes to protect you, your baby, our staff and the community from COVID-19.

COVID-19 testing for elective surgery patients

Read information for planned elective surgery patients, including inductions of labour, booked maternity appointments, and elective caesarean sections.

Visiting our hospital

Changes to visitor arrangements at our hospitals have been introduced in line with other public hospitals through WA.

As hospitals care for people when they are at their most vulnerable, these changes will help them, our staff and the wider community safe from the spread of COVID-19.

Please read about these changes before attending the hospital.

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Our unit was purpose built to meet the needs of patients and their families.

Paediatric staff provide specialist care and treatment for children and adolescents from birth up to 16 years of age.

Our services cover a variety of medical and surgical conditions in an 8-bed ward. The unit is fully secure, with restricted access.

The unit which includes six single rooms is bright, warm and child-friendly, having been thoughtfully decorated and equipped to be welcoming and safe for children who require treatment and care.

Patients are referred from paediatricians, general practitioners and the hospital's emergency department or are local patients who still require hospitalisation but not within a tertiary facility.

Parents are welcome and encourage to stay with their child while in hospital and can offer overnight accommodation to one parent, in the form of a fold-out bed.

Radio Lollipop volunteers visit regularly to provide much-needed fun and distraction, while children also have access to a range of toys and activities in our playroom.

Parents of children undergoing surgery are further supported by the Friends of Rockingham General Hospital, who run a parent support program.

Trauma teddies (soft knitted teddy bears) from members of our community are given as gifts to our paediatric patients as we all children receiving treatment in other areas of the hospital.

Other services we offer include long-term support to children with complex medical conditions requiring regular inpatient treatment.

Operating hours

We provide 24-hour care for children throughout the year 

Visiting our hospital

Please read about changes to visiting before attending the hospital.

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Aishwarya’s CARE Call

Read what to do if you are worried you or the person you care for is getting sicker while in hospital.

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