Paediatrics is a branch of medicine dedicated to the treatment and specialised care of infants, children and adolescents.
Logan Hospital’s Paediatric Service operates:
- a children’s ward providing inpatient medical and surgical care
- a children's emergency department
- a level-4 Special Care Nursery
- a paediatric surgical service
- an outpatient department.
Children's inpatient ward
Our new Children’s Inpatient Unit provides care for infants, children and adolescents with a variety of medical and surgical conditions. The unit is a family -orientated facility to allow parents and carers to stay and be actively involved with their child’s care during their admission.
We have a spacious parents room available complete with beverage-making facilities, lounges and television. There is also a large children’s playroom for children and their siblings to play, which we believe is an important aspect of children’s health and recovery.
We provide a paediatric surgical service, with an operating list once per fortnight and a weekly outpatient clinic.
The typical conditions we see and treat include:
- congenital herniae
- undescended testes
- other minor skin lesions/cysts.
Complex conditions tend to be operated on at the Queensland Children's Hospital and then may be followed up at Logan Hospital. Emergency paediatric surgical services are also referred to the Queensland Children's Hospital.