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Paediatric Rehabilitation Service


  • Inpatient

    • Referrals can be made to the Rehabilitation Registrar on pg. 9444 or the Inpatient Coordinator. If referral is internal to RCH, EPIC can also be used.
    • If calling from outside the hospital, please call switchboard on 9345 9300 and ask for the registrar to be paged
    • Referrals will be discussed by the senior clinical team to determine suitability for admission or to provide consultative input


    • All ambulatory referrals for the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service at RCH can be made by fax on 9345 5034

    We request that referrals are made by a doctor.  On referral, please provide information about family contact details, child's diagnosis and previous investigations, team of health professionals involved (such as doctors and therapists), and the purpose of referral / goals of treatment.  Please call our Stream Leaders, Jo Butchart or Melissa Hughes if you have any questions on 9345 9300.

    Regional Coordinators

    Referrals for ambulatory services outside of RCH can also be made to VPRS regional coordinators.  Please see the  VPRS statewide service website for further information on rehabilitation closer to home.

    Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Services are also available at:

    • Southern Metropolitan Region (Located at Monash Health)

    • Eastern Metropolitan Region (Located at Eastern Health)

    •  Loddon Mallee Region (Located at Bendigo Health)

    • Barwon South Western Region (Located at Barwon Health)

    • Grampions Region (Located at Ballarat Health Services)

    • Hume Region (Located at Goulburn Valley Health)

    • Gippsland Region (Located at Latrobe Regional Hospital)