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Paediatric services

At Cabrini we offer a comprehensive range of paediatric surgical, medical and clinical services. Our highly experienced specialists provide a friendly and family-centred care to infants, children and adolescents across a range of specialties including:

  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • General medicine
  • General surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Respiratory and sleep medicine
  • Travel immunisation and vaccination
  • Urological surgery

In addition, we also provide specialist clinics to treat a range of conditions in infants, children and teenagers. We also offer emergency services at our Cabrini Malvern Emergency Department.

  • General enquiries

  • Operating hours

    24 hours, 7 days a week

  • Referrals

    You need a GP referral to be seen by a Cabrini specialist and to receive any relevant Medicare rebate.

    Your GP can help you select the most suitable specialist to treat your child. Alternatively, you can visit the Find a Doctor directory to find a paediatrician or a paediatric surgeon.

    If the matter is urgent, the Cabrini Malvern Emergency Department (ED) can help you 24 hours, 7 days a week. The ED team can refer you to the most appropriate paediatric specialist for your individual needs.

    You will need to provide a referral to your patient to see a Cabrini specialist. To find a suitable paediatrician or a paediatric surgeon please visit the Find a Doctor directory for our list of experts.

    Our doctors, surgeons and healthcare professionals are always available to help. Please call them directly if you would like advice, or to discuss a treatment plan in advance.

    If your patient is unwell, the specialist of your choice can admit them for inpatient observation and treatment.

    Alternatively, if the matter is urgent, the Cabrini Malvern Emergency Department (ED) is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. The ED team can provide a referral to the most appropriate specialist to meet your patient’s needs.

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Visiting paediatric patients

For patients staying overnight, up to two people may visit at any one time. Visiting hours are from 10 am – 12 pm and 2 pm to 8 pm, however parents may visit at any time.

Day patients – to adhere to social distancing guidelines only one parent/carer can be present in the day room with a patient at any one time.

For more information about visiting our hospitals and facilities, please see our information for visitors.

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Specialist paediatric clinics

Hip Dysplasia Clinic

The Cabrini Hip Dysplasia Clinic offers a unique ‘one stop’ multidisciplinary approach to assessing and managing hip dysplasia in babies.

Babies can be assessed clinically, imaged by ultrasound and bracing treatment can commence (if required) all in the initial appointment. Review appointments are also held at the same clinic ensuring convenient access to all members of our team.

Hip Dysplasia Clinic Brochure

For further information and appointments please call (03) 9322 3360.

Scoliosis and Paediatric Spinal Service

The Cabrini Scoliosis and Paediatric Spinal Service provides a holistic approach to the assessment, management and treatment of children and young adults with scoliosis. Our highly experienced clinicians are leaders in scoliosis care and deliver the most up-to-date advice, information and treatment.


Signs of scoliosis and treatment options

If your child needs spinal surgery

For further information and appointments please call 0421 361 444.

Travel Immunisation

The Family Immunisation and Travel Specialists (FITS) is a family-oriented travel and immunisation specialist clinic. The clinic brings together highly experienced children and family doctors and nursing professionals to enable the provision of expert travel medicine and immunisation care to families and children.

The clinic operates four times a month on Mondays and Thursdays.

FITS Clinic FAQ for health professionals

For appointments please call (03) 9508 6000 or email to info@fitsclinic.com.