Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

The Paediatric Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Department provides care and treatment for children with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat (ENT), as well as the head and neck including the sinuses, larynx (voice box), face and mouth. Our services include:

  • ear, nose and throat surgery
  • head and neck surgery
  • rhinology and skull base surgery
  • otology e.g. diagnosis and treatment of hearing problems and other ear conditions
  • combined cleft palate and palatal incompetence clinics
  • voice clinic
  • multidisciplinary microtia clinic
  • hearing implant program
  • laryngology and complex airway management
  • tracheostomy care and management
  • treatment for vascular anomalies of the head and neck.

Clinics

ENT Otolaryngology Clinic
Level 3 (3a), Queensland Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Monday to Friday  |  8am–12pm  |  1pm–5pm

Who can access this service?

New patients

Referrals are accepted up to a child’s 16th birthday.

Existing patients with complex care needs

Referrals are accepted up to a child’s 18th birthday (patients are usually transitioned to adult services by this time).

Catchment area

A secondary level service is available to children living within the Queensland Children’s Hospital catchment area.

A tertiary level service is available to children living anywhere in Queensland.

Do I need a referral?

You will need a formal referral to access this service.

How do I get a referral?

Referrals are accepted from:

  • registered medical practitioners (GP, specialist or consultant physician)
  • registered oral surgeon/maxillofacial surgeons
  • registered dental practitioners.

Other referral information

Children should be seen by a local ear, nose and throat service before being referred to the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Department at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

Information for health professionals

From 1 May 2019 referral criteria will apply at CHQ. This condition has minimum demographic and essential clinical referral information that is required to be included prior to submission of the referral. Visit the CPC website for the required condition. If you are unable to provide the required “essential information” please state the reason when you submit the referral.

Referral instructions

Urgent referrals
Urgent referrals are made in the usual way on a referral form or by letter and are triaged accordingly. In an emergency, the recommendation is to attend the Emergency Department at your closest hospital. In limited emergency circumstances, contact the OHNS registrar on-call via the hospital switchboard.
t: 07 3068 1111

Our team

Director

Dr Nicola Slee MBBS, FRACS, GAICD

Senior Medical Officers

Professor Robert Black MBBS, FRACS FRCS(Ed), FACS
Dr Julie Agnew MBBS (Hons) FRACS
Dr Jonathan Askew MBBS, FRACS
Dr David Bell-Allen MBBS, FRACS
Professor Bruce Black MD, MBBS (QLD), FRACS, FRCS, FRCSEd, FRSM
Dr James Bowman MBBS, BDSc, FRACS (OLNHNS)
Dr Hannah Burns MBBS, BSc, FRACS
Dr Paul Canty MBBS, FRACS
Dr Andrew Chang BEng(Hons), MBBS(Hons), FRACS(OHNS), MD
Dr Anthony Parker MBBS, FRACS (OHNS)
A/Professor Chris Perry MBBS, DTM&H (Liverpool), FRACS
Dr Emily Perry MBBS, FRACS
Dr Chris Que Hee MBBS (Hons) FRACS FACS
Dr Brian Wilson-Boyd MBBS, FRACS (General Surgery), FRACS (Otolaryngology)

This service is available at

Audiology and Otolaryngology (3a)
Queensland Children’s Hospital

Level 3
501 Stanley Street
South Brisbane
QLD 4101
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Contact details

t: 07 3068 2710  |  07 3068 1111 (hospital switchboard)

Operating hours

Monday to Friday, 8am–5pm.

Resources

Middle ear disease fact sheet
Nosebleed (epistaxis) fact sheet
Otolaryngology fact sheets
Tonsillitis fact sheet