Queensland Child and Adolescent Renal Service
The Child and Adolescent Renal Service provides nephrology services to children with complex and rare disorders, as well as more common diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract. These include:
- congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT)
- urinary tract infections
- nephrotic syndrome
- acute kidney injury
- chronic kidney disease
- end stage kidney disease
- renal toxic and metabolic disorders
- kidney stones
- inflammatory disorders of the kidneys (glomerulonephritis)
- systemic vasculitis.
The Child and Adolescent Renal Service works with a variety of other health services to treat patients with chronic renal disease. This includes helping families cope with associated delays to their child’s growth, nutritional, psychosocial and intellectual development.
Child and Adolescent Renal Service Clinic
Level 2 (2e), Queensland Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane 4101
Mondays | 9am-12pm
Wednesdays | 8.30am-12pm
Thursdays | 9am-12pm | 2pm-4.30pm
Fridays | 9am-12pm
Who can access this service?
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).
This service is available to children living in Queensland and northern New South Wales.
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
- general paediatricians
- other paediatric subspecialists.
Other referral information
Please make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment so that a nurse can assess your child.
Information for health professionals
The Child and Adolescent Renal Service provides a tertiary level nephrology referral service to children with complex and rare disorders, and the more common diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract.
Multidisciplinary management is used to help all patients meet the challenges resulting from the complex interaction between chronic renal disease and disturbances of growth, nutrition, and psychosocial and intellectual development.
All referral enquiries should be directed to the administration officer, Child and Adolescent Renal Service.
t: 07 3068 5857
Please contact the renal registrar, fellow or nephrologist on-call via the hospital switchboard.
t: 07 3068 1111
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Dr Peter Trnka FRACP, FASN, MSc
Senior Medical Officers
A/Professor John Burke MBBS, MRACP, FRACP
Dr Anna Francis MBBS, FRACP
A/Professor Steven McTaggart MBBS, FRACP, PhD