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Eating wild mushrooms is not worth the risk

21st May, 2020 in

People are being urged not to eat wild mushrooms after a significant spike in exposures to the potentially deadly fungi.

Between February and May, the NSW Poisons Information Centre (which takes calls from NSW, ACT and Tasmania) recorded a 37 per cent increase in mushroom related calls compared to the same period last year, with 160 people hospitalised so far.

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A special COVID-19 message from Chief Paediatrician Dr Matthew O’Meara

15th May, 2020 in

Hospitals are safer than ever and it’s important that children receive care without delay.

Dr Matthew O’Meara, NSW’s Chief Paediatrician and Emergency Staff Specialist at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick answers some of your questions in the video below and encourages the community to seek medical help to avoid health complications.

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Remain extra vigilant with your kids during isolation

15th May, 2020 in

With families spending more time at home during the COVID-19 outbreak, experts across the Network are reminding parents of the need to remain vigilant with supervision to ensure their home is as safe as possible for their children. Here are their top tips.

If an accident does occur, please be assured that all Emergency Departments are safe places. Parents are strongly encouraged to not delay their visit during the COVID-19 outbreak if their child requires urgent care.

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COVID-19 children’s book available

1st May, 2020 in

Discussing COVID-19 with your child can be daunting even for healthcare experts. 

‘Hi. This is coronavirus’ is a children’s book developed by South Australia Health and reproduced by NSW Health (Copyright approval to reproduce the book was granted). 

 

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Flu Vaccinations for Children

1st May, 2020 in

With flu season approaching, now is a good time to have your child vaccinated. Influenza vaccination is recommended for children aged 6 months and older.

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) offers free influenza vaccinations for its patients. If your child is due for a scheduled vaccination, this can also be done at one of SCHN’s immunisation clinics. Flu vaccinations are also available for immediate family members living in the same household.

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Your child’s health can’t wait

29th April, 2020 in

Don’t delay, visit when you need us.                                                       

Having a sick child is never easy, but it’s important to quickly seek medical care to avoid health complications.

It’s completely understandable to feel anxious about catching COVID-19, but our hospitals are safe places, with our experts ready to care for your kids when they need us most.

If your child is unwell or injured, we’re here to help. Don’t delay, visit when you need us.

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Visitor Screening - To keep everyone safe

6th April, 2020 in

We are committed to protecting our patients, families and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Official COVID- 19 Apps

31st March, 2020 in
  • The Australian government has launched a Coronavirus Australia app and WhatsApp channel to deliver coronavirus information and public health advice directly to your phone. 
  • The Coronavirus Australia app can be downloaded in the Apple App Store or Google Play, or join the WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): What you need to know

30th March, 2020 in

To find out more about COVID-19: What you need to know, visit the link below on our SCHN website:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What you need to know

For the most up-to-date information visit the dedicated:

Coronavirus - NSW Health

Press conferences can be viewed on the:

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Managing COVID-19 anxiety

30th March, 2020 in

COVID-19 is changing the way we live. Every day, we are adapting to new changes and overcoming new challenges to protect ourselves against this virus.  The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network not only recognises the seriousness of these unprecedented events unfolding around the world but also the knock-on effect it is having on mental health. To find out more about managing COVID-19 Anxiety, visit the link below on our SCHN website

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