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

HNEkidshealth is The Children, Young People and Families Directorate of Hunter New England Local Health District which integrates a range of health care services designed to meet their ever-changing health needs of babies, children, young people and their families.

This single network 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.

Children's services at hospitals across the region include, John Hunter Children's Hospital, Manning, Maitland, Cessnock, Kurri Kurri, Muswellbrook, Scone and Singleton as well as a wide range of community-based services including mental health.

HNEkidshealth links clinical services for children, young people and their families, with professional disciplines within the geographic regions of the Hunter and New England. HNEkidshealth provides an accessible integrated system of health care throughout the region.

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