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Paediatric Network

Working to improve the experience and delivery of healthcare for children (0 - 16 years) across NSW

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  • Providing guidance to the NSW Health system on standardisation of paediatric care
  • Establishing new models of care
  • Running forums to bring clinicians, managers and consumers together
  • Supporting collaboration across the MP4Kids and Regional Paediatrics NSW, and the work of the Children’s Healthcare Network.
Children's Healthcare Network Map showing locations of Northern, Southern and Western networks and Local Health Districts (LHD)


The Paediatric Network was formed in 2017 when the ACI undertook responsibilities within the Children’s Healthcare Network as an important component of the transition of the former NSW Kids and Families to the NSW Ministry of Health.

The Paediatric Network encompasses the Children’s Healthcare Network. The Children's Healthcare Network (CHN) supports paediatric clinicians to provide high-quality healthcare across NSW. The vision and goal of CHN is that all children, regardless of where they live, will have access to high-quality healthcare, as close to home as possible.

CHN is divided into three regions - Northern, Western and Southern. Each region has a convenor and a coordinator. They are supported by the CHN Paediatric Clinical Nurse Consultants, who are employed by local health districts. The CHN Paediatric Clinical Nurse Consultants provide clinical expertise, support and education to health professionals employed within their districts.

The Ministry of Health leads strategy, policy and monitoring for paediatric healthcare. It also has responsibility for the allocation of the paediatric funding portfolio, including current Children’s Healthcare Network staff and the Paediatric Innovation Fund It has retained responsibly for policies and procedures that relate to safe hospitalisation of children and service capability.

Recently added Resources

Guidelines for Networking of Paediatric Services in NSW

Format: PDF File

Subcategory: Policies & Frameworks Resource Type: Other

Updated: 1 April 2021

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Within the framework of the Paediatric Improvement Collaborative the following guidelines have been developed in conjunction with The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne.

Format: Webpage

Subcategory: Guidelines Resource Type: Other

Updated: 16 November 2020

NSW Health policy distribution system

Format: Webpage

Subcategory: Guidelines Resource Type: Other

Updated: 16 November 2020

Paediatric Portal

Curated by expert clinicians, the Paediatric Portal for desktop and mobile, features the most up-to-date information from leading institutions on best-practice paediatric treatment, care and management of acute and chronic conditions.

Format: Webpage

Subcategory: Guidelines Resource Type: Clinical Guidelines

Updated: 16 November 2020

Emergency Resuscitation Cue Lanyard Card

Format: PDF File (110.4 KB) Alternate Content: --

Subcategory: Publications Resource Type: Other

Updated: 13 June 2019

Emergency Resuscitation Cue Poster

Emergency Drugs and Resuscitation Poster. Information on Emergency Drugs Initial Doses for Children 1- 18 years old resides on the 1st page of the Poster. Resuscitation Card resides on the 2nd page of the Poster.

Format: PDF File (109.9 KB) Alternate Content: --

Subcategory: Publications Resource Type: Posters

Updated: 13 June 2019