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Pre-Admission Resource Centre

About Pre-Admission Resource Centre PARC

  • 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. Before you are placed on the surgical waiting list, you will be asked to complete a risk screen questionnaire and you may meet with the PARC Nurses. However, if your child is having surgery in a speciality not currently included in the PARC process and you feel they would benefit from a visit, please contact us.

    Potential benefits from attending the clinic include:

    • Decreased anxiety levels prior to hospital admission due to education and familiarisation with the hospital.
    • Any necessary tests can be conducted prior to the day of hospital admission, ensuring the child is in an optimal condition for their surgery.
    • Many queries which a child or caregiver may have can be addressed prior to the surgery date.
    • Ensuring the child is well for the prescribed surgery - A decrease in day of surgery cancellations due to illness.
    • Being informed and having an increased preparation for the hospital stay, discharge planning and recovery phase.

    We are located on the second floor of the main building and are best accessed using the blue lifts.  Exit the blue lifts on level two and follow the signs straight ahead, to the Pre-Admission Resource Centre.