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Platypus is the Long Stay Surgical ward at RCH. It is a 30 Bed speciality surgical unit, caring for patients undergoing General Surgery, Orthopaedic, Plastics and Maxillofacial, Urology and Burns procedures. We are the dedicated burns and trauma unit at RCH. The Platypus team is a multidisciplinary team, in addition to medical and nursing staff, patients on Platypus have access to occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work, orthotics, the Child Pain Management Service and teachers. Caring for patients aged from newborn to teenagers, Platypus treats more than 3000 patients per year.
Parents and guardians may visit their children in Platypus ward at any time. All other visitors are encouraged to attend during general hospital visiting hours which are 8am-12noon and 2pm-7.30pm.
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