KCA includes all three child cancer care centres in NSW:
Together, these centres treat approximately 250 children with cancer each year.
Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (SCHN) was created in 2010, when the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead became part of one network. SCHN not only treats a large proportion of the children diagnosed with cancer in NSW each year, but is also one of the largest bone marrow transplant facilities for children in the southern hemisphere. The units within SCHN that treat children with cancer are the Kids Cancer Centre at Randwick, and the Oncology Unit at Westmead.
Kids Cancer Centre (Randwick)
The Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick has been treating children for cancer and blood disorders in NSW, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region for almost 50 years. It is a large, multi-disciplinary department that provides a comprehensive service for the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with any type of cancer or blood disorder. The Centre treats more than 120 new cancer patients per year. It regularly performs marrow stem cell infusions, has a chronic red cell transfusion programme, and is a recognised haemophilia treatment centre.
For more information, go to http://www.kids-cancer.org
Oncology Unit (Westmead)
The Oncology Unit of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead offers comprehensive children's cancer services, with between 120 and 150 children with cancer referred each year. Clinical services cover the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of child cancer and leukaemia, and include a dedicated inpatient ward for acute care (Camperdown), an outpatient treatment centre for ongoing management and support, a bone marrow transplantation service, neuro-oncology service, and late effects clinic.
For more information, go to http://www.chw.edu.au/site/directory/entries/onco.htm
John Hunter Children’s Hospital (Newcastle)
Children’s oncology and haematology services have been provided at John Hunter Children’s Hospital since 1999. The hospital provides diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for children and young people up to 18 years of age with all forms of paediatric cancer, including solid tumours, brain tumours and leukaemia. Specialist paediatric haematology consultation, review and management are also available for children and young people with non-malignant haematological conditions.
For more information, go to http://www.kaleidoscope.org.au/site/oncology-heamatology