Children's Ward

The Children's Ward at Bendigo Health is a 14 bed unit delivering a diverse range of care for children under 18 years of age.

What we do

We provide children and families with family-centred, multi-disciplined and personalised, high quality care whilst maintaining close links with the community.

The unit has seven specialist paediatricians, 24 hour paediatric registrar and resident medical officers and highly skilled paediatric focused nursing staff.  We offer a range of care for children requiring medical, surgical, orthopaedic, and ENT services. 

Who we care for

We care for all children from early infancy through to adolescence admitted either via the Emergency Department, for a planned admission or directly from our community services after discussion with our on-call paediatrician.

What to expect

Our unit offers a warm and friendly environment, focusing on play and distraction with everyday care.

We provide facilities for a parent/guardian to stay overnight and encourage parents to be involved in their child's care. Tea and coffee facilities are provided along with a parent's lounge and a light breakfast for parents who have stayed overnight.

The unit features an inside play area, a large variety of age appropriate games and craft activities. We are very fortunate to have a team of dedicated trained volunteers to run our Nurture Time program focusing on the nurturing, play and comfort of children.

Commonly asked questions

What do I need to bring?
Favourite doll, blanket, teddy or other comfort item. A favourite activity, game or new toy especially for hospital. Toiletries, pyjamas and comfortable clothes. You are welcome to bring photos of family members and pets at home.

When are the visiting hours? 
Parents and siblings are welcome anytime but we would encourage visitors between 2pm-8pm.

When do I need to fast my child for surgery? 
Doctors and Nurses will be able to advise you or refer to operation information provided by the hospital. 

Head of Department

Dr Andrew Lovett

Women’s and Children’s Centre
Level 3, Bendigo Hospital
Location

100 Barnard Street
Entry via Mercy Street, Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Phone

(03) 5454 6000