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The Pre-Admission Resource Centre (PARC) opened at the Royal
Children's Hospital in January 2007. The main objective of
our PARC at RCH is to assist children and their families in being
adequately prepared for elective surgery.
The Pre-Admission Resource
Centre (PARC) is a family-centred service available to all surgical
patients, to prepare them for elective surgery. During an appointment with the medical staff you will have a discussion regarding your child's surgery and they will then be placed on the waiting list. Once on the waiting list you will receive a phone call from one of the PARC nurses to go through a Pre Surgery screening checklist. If deemed necessary, an appointment will be made for your child with a member of our anaesthetic team. This can be as simple as a telephone call or a face to face appointment. Anaesthetic clinics run at RCH on Monday and Thursday afternoons.
The Pre Admission Resource staff are available Monday - Friday during 0800 - 1630 on 9345 4193 or 9345 4115. Alternatively, if you are in the hospital PARC staff can be contactable by speaking to the staff at Reception J, 3rd floor.
2 business days prior to your child's admission you will also receive a call from an admission nurse who will provide information on arrival times, fasting details and perform a wellness check.
Potential benefits from attending the clinic include: