Paediatric Surgery and Urology

The Paediatric Surgery and Urology Department provides a range of surgical care for neonates and children involving the correction of congenital anomalies and acquired conditions. The speciality provides treatment for a range of conditions including:

  • all neonatal and childhood thoracic (non-cardiac) and abdominal abnormalities
  • acquired gastrointestinal conditions such as pyloric stenosis and intussusception
  • inguino-scrotal pathology
  • developmental anomalies of the male and female reproductive systems
  • tumours of childhood
  • head and neck abnormalities
  • lesions of the skin, subcutaneous tissue and extremities
  • surgical urological conditions
  • cholecystitis, appendicitis and inflammatory bowel disease
  • non-reproductive gynaecology conditions.

Who can access this service?

New patients

Referrals are accepted for patients aged from birth to a child’s 16th birthday.

Existing patients with complex care needs

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

Catchment area

The service is available to children living in Queensland, northern New South Wales, and other states and territories as defined by state and national agreements.

Paediatric surgical units are also located in the Townsville and Gold Coast Hospitals. These local facilities provide treatment for most paediatric surgical conditions.

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:

  • general practitioners
  • paediatricians
  • medical staff from other hospitals.

Other referral information

Please contact the Patient Call Centre to confirm or change appointments.
t: 1300 762 831

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

Contact the paediatric surgical registrar on-call via the hospital switchboard.
t: 07 3068 1111

Refer to our How to submit a referral page for more information.

Our team


Professor Roy Kimble MBChB, FRCSP, FRACS

Senior Medical Officers

A/Prof Peter Borzi FRCS, FRACS
Dr Christopher Bourke FRACS (Gen), FRACS (Paed)
Dr Kelvin Choo FRACS
Dr Craig McBride FRACS
Dr Bhavesh Patel FRACS
Dr David Winkle FRACS (Urol)

This service is available at

Surgical (3b)
Queensland Children’s Hospital

Level 3
501 Stanley Street
South Brisbane
QLD 4101
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Contact details

t: 07 3068 2750  |  07 3068 1111 (hospital switchboard)

Operating hours

The Paediatric Surgery and Urology inpatient unit is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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