Hospital services

The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane is the major specialist hospital for Queensland and northern New South Wales children and young people, and a centre for teaching and research.

Specialist care

The hospital provides care to the state’s sickest and most critically injured children who need highly specialised care.

Local services

Your GP, or local emergency department, should be the first place you visit if you are concerned about your child’s health. The treating medical team at your local public hospital will determine whether your child can be treated locally or needs to be transferred to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital for specialist care.

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital is also the local children’s hospital for families who live in our catchment area in inner Brisbane.

Which hospital should I go to?

Children’s Health Queensland works with the network of 15 other public hospital and health services across Queensland to ensure the best care for children and young people as close to home as possible.

To find your closest hospital offering general care in South East Queensland, visit our Hospital catchments page.

To find out more about hospital and health services located across Queensland visit the Queensland Health public hospitals and health care facilities page.

The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital also delivers statewide paediatric speciality services, including rehabilitation medicine, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, Indigenous ear health, gastroenterology, oncology and haemophilia. Through outreach clinics, and, increasingly, the use of telehealth, the hospital provides access to quality care for all children and young people, regardless of where they live.

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