Health professionals

Children’s Health Queensland provides tertiary and quaternary child health services for Queensland and Northern New South Wales. The organisation delivers a mix of geographic catchment-based and statewide services. The Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH) is responsible for providing general paediatric health services to children and young people in the greater Brisbane metropolitan area, as well as tertiary-level care for the state’s sickest and most seriously injured children.

We work with other Queensland hospital and health services to coordinate, when safe and appropriate to do so, the provision of care as close to home as possible for a child and their family. Patient referrals are accepted from hospital and private consultants, and general practitioners.

Children’s Health Queensland provides general and specialist paediatric care, community health and mental health services to children and young people living in Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Search for a service to find out more about the services provided, where they are delivered and how to make a referral. Read more

Referral guidelines contain condition-based information for GPs about when to refer a patient, assessment and management measures that should be taken prior to submitting a referral, and what should be included in a referral to the relevant hospital outpatient department or specialist service. Read more

A range of resources that may be useful when caring for children in Emergency Department (EDs) in Queensland. The content has been endorsed for statewide use by the Emergency Care of Children Working Group in partnership with the Queensland Emergency Department Strategic Advisory Panel and the Healthcare Improvement Unit, Clinical Excellence Queensland. Read more

Information and resources including instructions, referral forms, templates and guides for referring GPs, paediatricians and other health professionals. Read more

Antimicrobial Stewardship is a systematic approach to optimising the use of antimicrobials in healthcare institutions and is now considered a national standard stipulated by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Our Children’s Health Queensland Antimicrobial Stewardship website provides healthcare professionals with access to paediatric specific antimicrobial prescribing and infection management guidelines. Read more

Children’s Health Queensland have developed a number of paediatric health resources to help clinicians provide their patients with the best possible care. Read more

Educational resources, clinical tools and information to help support clinicians and healthcare professionals across Queensland in screening and recognising sepsis earlier and initiating treatment in line with international best-practice guidelines. Read more

The Health Information Access team at the QCH provides advice and guidance to clinicians and the wider community on all aspects of accessing health information and is the first point of contact for enquiries about privacy and confidentiality. Read more

Information about the Primary Care Liaison Service and how it helps connect GPs and other primary health care providers with community and hospital health sectors. Read more

Find print friendly fact sheets that can be provided to families about common child health conditions, how they are treated and what to expect both before and after a medical or surgical procedure. Read more

Children’s Health Queensland offers a comprehensive range of learning, education and professional development opportunities across research, general practice and specialist tertiary care. We run a number of regular conferences and training seminars each year that are open to both Children’s Health Queensland staff and private practitioners. Read more

The Queensland Specialist Immunisation Service provides evidence-based advice and immunisation recommendations for children with complex medical health problems and for children who have experienced, or are at risk of an Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI). Read more

The Children’s Advice and Transport Coordination Hub (CATCH), based in the QCH, is part of a greater statewide clinical advice and transport coordination network for children across Queensland. Read more

Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people, right where they live. Read more

The Queensland Child and Youth Clinical Network (QCYCN) was established in 2009 to drive service improvements in the area of children and young people’s health. Membership is open to all clinicians with an active interest in improving the care of children and young people in Queensland. Read more

We are committed to delivering contemporary, collaborative and integrated programs to ensure the current and future workforce enhance their skills and knowledge to deliver safe, effective, high-quality and family-centred care. Read more