Continuing to care for children and adolescents
Our paediatric services at The Wesley Hospital are based around family-centred care and include comprehensive general paediatric and sub-specialty medical and surgical services, both at inpatient and outpatient levels.
We have a dedicated children’s and adolescent ward with resident medical staff to provide 24/7 care for patients. Recent additions to our specialist inpatient services include oral food challenges for allergies, insulin pump insertion and management, and sleep clinics for children with sleep apnoea and other difficulties.
Outpatient and day patient services have also expanded to include respiratory, gastroenterology and developmental paediatrics.
With the amalgamation of the Royal Children’s and Mater Children’s hospitals, the Wesley is the largest hospital providing specialist children’s health services to Brisbane’s northside community. We have no less than 900 paediatric admissions a year.
Reasons to trust the Wesley with your child:
- Comprehensive range of medical and surgical services for children from birth to late teens
- Family-friendly dedicated paediatric and adolescent ward
- 12 private rooms with ensuites
- Full-time paediatric doctors providing around-the-clock coverage
- 24/7 emergency department availability
- Children’s play facilities and areas that cater for adolescents
- Safety and monitoring system to maximise best care
The Wesley's new Paediatric Consulting Rooms are now open, conveniently located in the centre of the Main Hospital, Level 2.
The Wesley has a vibrant culture of putting the child first
At the Wesley, providing high quality care for children and adolescents is a top priority. Enhancing the hospital's clinical expertise is a team of highly trained medical, nursing and allied health staff who are experts in caring for sick children.
Sonia Broadby has been Clinical Nurse Manager of the Wesley Kids ward (2W) since April 2013.
She has 18 years experience in Paediatrics with a background in paediatric intensive care and paediatric retrievals, more than seven years of management experience, and a Master of the Arts degree from the University of West London. ``I am totally committed to the continuous improvement and growth of the Wesley’s paediatric service,’’ Sonia said.
This level of dedication is typical within the Wesley paediatric nursing staff. The team comprises 16 experienced nurses, many with post-graduate qualifications in paediatric nursing. The unit has a dedicated paediatric nurse educator running in-house education programs and staff members have training in paediatric advanced life support, paediatric sleep studies and adolescent oncology.
A paediatric occupational therapist works Thursdays and Fridays, and the Unit has a paediatric dietician and physiotherapists.
``We also have a friendly and very dedicated team of nurses who work in partnership with their colleagues to deliver excellent care which is evidenced by consistently excellent patient experience and feedback,’’ Sonia said.
For more information contact Sonia Broadby, on 3232 7054 or 3232 7384; fax 3232 6208