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
  • hypertension
  • 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?

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

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.

Referral instructions

All referral enquiries should be directed to the administration officer, Child and Adolescent Renal Service.
t: 07 3068 5857

Urgent referrals
Please contact the renal registrar, fellow or nephrologist on-call via the hospital switchboard.
t: 07 3068 1111

Useful links

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Our team


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

This service is available at

General Medicine (2e)
Queensland Children’s Hospital

Level 2
501 Stanley Street
South Brisbane
QLD 4101
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Contact details

t: 07 3068 5857  |  07 3068 1111 (switchboard and after hours)
e: CHQ-KIDNEY@health.qld.gov.au

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

Operating hours

Monday to Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm for routine consultations and planned procedures.
Emergency services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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