University Hospital Geelong’s Children’s Ward is a vibrant, 28-bed general paediatric unit caring for infants, children and adolescents with a variety of medical and surgical conditions.
The family-oriented unit allows for parents and carers to stay and be actively involved with their child’s care during the admission. All rooms have accompanying bathrooms and sofa beds and there is a spacious parent's room available complete with breakfast-making facilities, couches and a television.
A large children’s playroom and playground are also features of the ward allowing patients and their siblings play time which is an important aspect of children’s health and recovery.
The paediatric home care program also enables continuity of care if required once a child is discharged home with the ability of nursing staff to conduct home visits to monitor progress and to support families.
Our dedicated and experienced medical, nursing and allied health team pride themselves on providing high quality family centred care in an environment that has modern, well-equipped facilities.
Our Barwon Health Foundation mascot Dr Bear would like to show you some photos of the Children's Ward and tell you a little bit about the ward.
Meet Dr Bear. He will show you around the ward.
The Children's Ward is on level 3 of the hospital.
Dr Bear says you can still have fun in hospital.
Dr Bear says there are lots of books & games to play.
Dr Bear likes the playground & the chill-out room!
Dr Bear likes the fish tank in the playroom.
Dr Bear's favourite bed is the flower bed.
Dr Bear likes the colourful shapes on the walls.
Dr Bear says adults can relax in the carer's room.
Dr Bear says nurses & doctors make him feel safe.
Dr Bear's friends visit the ward from time to time.
Dr Bear's friends from Geelong Cosplay!
Dr Bear loves footy & visits from Cats players.
Clown Doctors always make Dr Bear laugh.
Dr Bear and the nurses can't wait to meet you.
Last Modified: Wednesday, 01 May 2019
Address: University Hospital Geelong, Level 3, Bellerine Street, Geelong 3220
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days per week
Car Parking: A small number of car parks are available for parents of children within the Paediatric Unit. These car parks are given in priority of need.
P 03 4215 1661
Kids' health info: fact sheets (courtesy RCH)