Women’s and Children’s

Purpose/Profile:

The Women’s and Children’s Unit provides a range of services including:

  • Koorie Maternity Service
  • Maternal Child Health Services: Key Ages and Stages and Immunisations
  • Ears, Nose & Throat Clinic and Audiology Services
  • Speech Therapy
  • Balert Gerrbik Koorie Families as First Educators
  • Paediatric Clinic
  • Aboriginal Health Checks (MBS item 715) for children and young people

Services are offered in conjunction with Aboriginal Health Workers

Staff:

  • Susan Hedges – Manager
  • Lynette Briggs – Team Leader
  • Tindarra Hood – Care Coordinator/ AHP
  • Tomasi Woolford – Children’s Health Coordinator
  • Carolyn Dunn – Maternal Child Health Nurse
  • Rosemary Clark – Speech Therapist
  • Cindy Scott – Clinical Midwife Specialist
  • Cheryl Bamblett – Aboriginal Health Worker MCH
  • Katie Edney – Aboriginal Health Worker ENT
  • Thelma Norris – Balert Gerrbik Koorie Families As First Educators
  • Nekeisha Murray – Balert Gerrbik Koorie Families As First Educators
  • Shara Graham – Aboriginal Health Worker
  • Mick Creati – Paediatrician
  • Niroshini Kennedy – Paediatrician
  • Rotating Paediatric fellows/registrars for General Paediatrics and Adolescent health

Referral process:

The VAHS Paediatric Clinic accepts referrals for specialist assessment and management of children with a range of medical, developmental and behavioural concerns.

Referral guide

In order to refer to the VAHS Paediatric Clinic, GPs or other medical professionals can refer using the VAHS Paediatric Referral form which can be found below:

VAHS Paediatric referral form PDF

VAHS Paediatric referral form WORD

Completed referrals can be emailed to:

Email: paediatricreferrals@vahs.org.au

New referrals are discussed weekly at our intake meeting.

If the referral is urgent or complex we encourage referrers to contact the women’s and

children’s unit on (03) 9419 3000 or paediatricreferrals@vahs.org.au

We also request Intake forms to be filled by Parents/Carers or Professionals involved in the care of young people. These can be found here.

Please note that the Women’s and Children’s Unit is specially designated for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander community only.