Maitland Hospital

Maitland Hospital is a major regional paediatric centre, providing inpatient and outpatient services to the Upper and Lower Hunter Region. Each year the 16 bed children’s ward admits around 1700 patients. The Special Care Nursery supports maternity units in the Upper and Lower Hunter, as well as supporting the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at John Hunter Children's Hospital as a Level 2 service. The Special Care Nursery admits approximately 180-200 babies per year. 

The hospital provides day stay surgery for specialties such as ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), surgical and orthopaedic procedures. Medical services provided at Maitland include treatment for illnesses such as asthma, bronchiolitis, croup, appendicitis and injuries including limb fractures, wound infections and osteomyelitis.

Outpatient services are provided for follow up care following admission to hospital and are provided by the hospitals six staff specialist paediatricians.

Community support allows Maitland Hospital to purchase equipment and refurbish rooms, which supports staff and makes the stay for the children and families of the Upper Hunter a little easier.

John Hunter Children's Hospital

Children, Young People and Families (CYPF)

Specialist children’s health services have been available throughout Hunter New England for many years. The Children, Young People and Families (CYFP) Directorate of Hunter New England Local Health District integrates a range of health care services designed to meet the ever-changing health needs of babies, children, young people and their families.

The services offered throughout the CYPF network ensure that kids from the bush to the beach have access to world-class health professionals and care.

This single network throughout our region brings together the vast range of hospital and community-based services in the Lake Macquarie, Upper and Lower Hunter, Port Stephens, Lower Mid North Coast and Greater Newcastle regions.

The John Hunter Children’s Hospital is the main treatment facility for the most seriously ill and injured children throughout Northern NSW.

The services offered by CYPF do not operate under just one roof, in-fact CYPF’s network of services spans an area the size of the UK.

Despite this vast geographical network, CYPF is able to provide access to world-class quality health care with our specialists travelling to regional and rural centres. This services, known as Outreach enables CYPF to meet the health care needs of families who otherwise need to travel many hours to see their paediatric specialist.

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