Adolescent Ward

Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC): Debra Ryan - (02) 6174 7633

Location: Building 11, Level 1

The Adolescent Ward is a 12 bed ward for young people from 12 years of age up to their 16th birthday. Young people with a chronic condition over 16 years may continue to be admitted for ongoing care, with transition to adult services planned for 18 years or the end of High School. The ward provides a safe, supportive, therapeutic environment for young people and their families.

The ward cares for patients with a wide range of needs including medical, surgical and adolescent mental health. Ward staff aim to meet the developmental needs of young people, assessing individual and family health needs whilst caring for their physical health.

The Adolescent Ward provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care. The team is supported by social workers, dieticians, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and school teachers. The ward works closely with community agencies to ensure patients enjoy positive health outcomes.