children - Latrobe Regional Hospital
Latrobe Regional Hospital has a range of services to support you and your children.
We have a Level 5 maternity unit with a high Level 2 nursery caring for babies from 32 weeks gestation or 1500 grams and babies with special needs.
We offer mums-to-be an opportunity to be cared for by both an obstetrician and a midwife at our Antenatal Clinic.
Our 10-bed Tarra Paediatric Unit provides a supportive environment for children and their families.
The Agnes Parent and Infant Unit offers emotional and practical support to strengthen the bond between parents and infants up to 12 months of age.
Our Mental Health Service across Gippsland delivers a number of programs to support people with specialised needs.
We recognise that a tailored approach to care will help children and adolescents, adults, aged persons and people with combined mental health and substance use issues, on their journey to recovery.
Helping people and their carers or families on that journey are our Consumer Consultants and Carer Consultant - people who have a lived experience of mental illness.
Your point of entry to access our services is through Mental Health Triage on 1300 363 322.
Parents or carers who choose to stay overnight at Latrobe Regional Hospital with a sick child will soon benefit from improved facilities, thanks to a generous donation from a local media organisation.
The ‘Give me 5 for Kids’ campaign run by Star FM raised almost $5300 for paediatric care at LRH.
The funds will be used to purchase a chair which can be converted into a bed, enabling parents to stay close by their children receiving treatment in the Tarra paediatric unit.
The donation will also cover the cost of a special ‘corner chair’ for children accessing the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service through LRH’s Allied Health department and new toys for young patients.
The money was raised by the local radio station in a number of ways including a trivia night, ‘girls night out’ at the Warragul greyhound races and special collections and live broadcasts in towns across the Latrobe Valley and West Gippsland.
Pictured: LRH nurse Erin Brinsmead receives a cheque from Star-FM promotions assistant Emily Stewart.
Our 10-bed paediatric unit provides a safe and caring environment for children and their families at a time when they are feeling vulnerable or distressed.
We also offer the Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service and Regional Outreach and Shared Care Program designed to help children and adolescents with cancer.
We work closely with the Royal Children's Hospital's shared and home care program. Local children who have been receiving treatment for a serious illness at RCH are able to be transferred to the Tarra Unit for care closer to home. Families living with children who are ill are also able to get support from home care nurses.
There is an extensive outpatient paediatric service providing specialist consultation and surgical services for children. Children and their parents or carers attend the clinic to undergo consultation with their paediatric surgeon before and after surgery and to receive ongoing treatment and care.
Children are seen by appointment on referral.
The Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS) is a sub-acute program run by Latrobe Regional Hospital.
It supports children from Gippsland who may have received specialist care from the Royal Children’s Hospital or Monash Children’s Hospital. The VPRS team which includes physiotherapists and occupational therapists works with the children when they return home.