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Koala ward is a 30 bed unit that provides specialist care
for patients with both cardiac and renal conditions. Patients of all ages
ranging from newborns through to adolescents receive specialist cardiac treatments
including cardiac surgery, medical therapies and electrophysiology. We also
care for patients with a range of kidney problems managed both medically and
surgically, and with renal replacement therapies of haemodialysis, peritoneal
dialysis and renal transplantation.
What makes us unique?
On Koala ward we are proud to be a National Funded Centre in
a variety of areas including
Patients admitted to Koala ward come from all over Victoria,
Australia and Overseas.
Koala Ward is supported by both cardiac and kidney
specialists, trainee medical staff and specialist nursing staff. They are
involved in all aspects of patient care from admission – right through until
discharge and long term follow up in outpatient clinics. Particularly complex
or long term patients are supported by nursing care managers to help assist and
co-ordinate their care.
On Koala ward we continue to uphold the values of the Royal
Children’s Hospital. We understand how important it is to Respect each other and work together in Unity as a team. We maintain our Integrity with all of our patients and families through our family
centred care approach; involving parents in all aspects of their child’s care. We
always strive for, and pride ourselves on achieving Excellence clinical outcomes in all aspects of our work, through our
continual education of staff and by following evidence based practice in our
protocols and procedures.