The Department of Paediatrics at Mercy Hospital for Women offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care services for children, research into children’s medicine, and education for medical, nursing and midwifery students.
Inpatient paediatric services at the hospital include the neonatal intensive care unit and special care nurseries.
General paediatric outpatient clinics provide general medical assessment of babies, pre-school and school aged children. A referral is required from your GP.
The growth and development clinic performs multidisciplinary developmental assessments of children who have received care in the neonatal nursery.
Paediatric echocardiography (heart ultrasound) is offered to inpatients and outpatients, with a medical referral.
Paediatric ophthalmology (children’s eye health) services are provided to inpatients and outpatients. Only internal referrals are accepted.
Paediatric respiratory medicine clinic is an outpatient service provided to babies and children who have received care in our neonatal nursery. Only internal referrals are accepted.
Our nurseries are supported by the Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank
Our nurseries contribute to the Victorian Infant Collaborative Study — a long-term study of prematurely born infants into childhood and adulthood.
The Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program (VIHSP) performs hearing screening for all babies born at Mercy Hospital for Women before discharge.
Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program is coordinated from the Royal Children’s Hospital.