Monash Children’s Hospital Paediatric Allergy Team provides expert care for infants and children with food allergies and anaphylaxis.
Monash Children’s Hospital Paediatric Allergy provides expert care for infants and children with food allergies and anaphylaxis.
Recent studies have shown that food allergy affects one in every 10 Victorian children born, and double that risk if one parent was born in Asia. This persists in 8% of children up to five years of age, and approximately 2% of adults. Hospital admissions for severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) have doubled over the last decade in Australia, USA and UK. In Australia, admissions for anaphylaxis due to food allergy in children aged zero to four years are even higher, having increased five-fold over the same period (Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy).
The service aims to improve the health and quality of life of children with allergies by providing an integrated Paediatric Allergy service in partnership with primary health, GPs and community based paediatricians.
We also aim to deliver sustainable healthcare, and allow for timely access to tertiary paediatric allergy care and a positive experience for patients and their families. To help us achieve this, we ask that if your child has been seen in another Allergy Clinic setting in close proximity to your booked appointment in the Monash Paediatric Allergy Clinic, please contact us so that we are able to allocate your appointment to another patient on the waiting list.
The Paediatric Allergy Team comprises of the following:
Consultant Paediatric Allergist Immunologists
Clinical Nurse Consultants
Allergy Specialist Dietitian
Read more about the Paediatric Allergy Team here.
Outpatient Paediatric Allergy clinics are held twice weekly with all appointments made through the central outpatient booking system.
The inpatient Challenge service operates twice weekly at the Lagoon Same Day Unit for infants and children requiring food challenges.
Please fax or email all referrals to the Paediatric Allergy Service:
Phone: (03) 8572 3004 or (03) 8572 2268
Fax: (03) 8572 3007
Please refer to our referral guidelines prior to referring.
If your child has seen an Allergist recently, please contact us so that we are able to allocate your appointment to another patient on the waiting list.
Conditions and inclusions:
The Paediatric Allergy Clinic is not currently accepting referrals for the following:
My child is already under the care of another allergy clinic, should we still attend?
So we can offer a streamline service and see children in priority order, please contact the paediatric allergy team at Monash Children’s Hospital to discuss your child’s appointment if your child is already under the care of another allergy clinic.