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Paediatric services (children's services)

Our paediatric service cares for and treats children for a wide range of conditions, from newborns up to the age of 16 years. We offer a family friendly, safe and supportive environment for children and their families.

We have a dedicated team of health professionals including doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals who are highly experienced in caring for sick children.


  • Children’s Specialist Outpatient clinics
    • Medical
    • Allied Health (speech therapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, psychology and social work)
    • Fracture Clinic (including soft tissue injury clinic)
  • Children's Ward (inpatient services - Rockhampton Hospital)
    • Paediatric Medical, Surgical and Short Stay ward
    • Sleeping facilities for parents and carers to stay overnight with their child
    • Age appropriate furniture, decor and play areas
    • Parent’s lounge

How to access this service

Outpatient services
Your child will need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner outlining your medical concerns to access this service.

Once we receive the referral we will send you a letter either offering an appointment, letting you know your name has been placed on a waiting list, or advising alternative services.   Please note if accepted your child will be allocated a category on the children’s outpatient wait list according to need, based on the information provided in the GP’s referral letter.

Inpatient services
You can access inpatient services through:

  • Emergency or Outpatient Departments
  • An inter-hospital transfer
Last updated: 23 June 2020


Rockhampton Hospital
Phone: (07) 4920 6300
Fax: 1300 017 155

Gladstone Hospital
Phone: (07) 4976 3200
Fax: (07) 4972 5435

Capricorn Coast Hospital and Health Service
Phone: (07) 4913 3000
Fax: (07) 4939 3517

Emerald Hospital (Telehealth clinics monthly)
Phone: (07) 4987 9750
Fax: (07) 4987 9530

Woorabinda Hospital
Phone: (07) 4913 2800
Fax: (07) 4935 0130