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Right now we’re talking about: When to consider taking your child to the Emergency Department, or to see a GP
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Our Music Therapy program, the first in Australia, turns 25 this year! Read more here.
Compiled by experienced paediatric pharmacists, the fifth edition of the Paediatric Injectable Guidelines can benefit every hospital caring for children.
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Kids Health Info is dedicated to providing quality, up-to-date paediatric health information that you can depend on. Over 300 factsheets on topics that are important to you and your child, it’s free and available 24-hours a day, when and where you need it.
The RCH offers telehealth video-consultation for families from rural and regional Victoria or interstate. Usually, this is for known patients for follow-up appointments. This can be in your home or with your local doctor.
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Creature, a 14-metre tall, whimsical sculpture forms the centrepiece of Main Street. Its kind eyes gaze at a beautiful butterfly gently flapping its wings—a reassuring signal to children that the RCH is a friendly place where little things are cared for.
Artist Alexander Knox created the sculpture and worked with a construction team to install it in the hospital.
The RCH is home to a mob of cheeky and inquisitive meerkats, whose open air enclosure is located in the Specialist Clinics waiting area on Ground floor (Beach).Their enclosure replicates their natural habitat. Melbourne Zoo staff care for them and provide meerkat education sessions every day.
The meerkat mob entertain everyone and provide a great distraction and learning experience for children when they visit hospital.
Our two-storey coral reef aquarium is visible from Emergency on Lower Ground (Underwater) and Main Street. It is stocked with around 25 species of fish, including maroon clownfish, black butterfly fish, Queensland yellowtail angel fish and a Blue Linckia sea star.
The tank holds 153,000 litres of water and is looked after by Advanced Aquarium Technologies who feed the fish and keep the tank clean.
We are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and our care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas.
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