The General Paediatric Department is a core department within the Monash Children’s Hospital. We look after children from the newborn period to 18 years of age with acute and chronic medical problems as inpatients and outpatients.
Phone: (03) 8768 1200
Fax: (03) 8768 1982
To support the Casey General Paediatrics department at
Monash Children’s Hospital:
Casey Hospital has a dedicated Monash Children’s Hospital Ward (Ward F) which is staffed by doctors and experienced nursing staff.
The ward has both medical and surgical patients. The medical patients are usually admitted from the emergency department or referred from other hospitals. Four consultant paediatricians care for the medical patients.
The surgical patients have post-operative follow-up in the outpatient department at Casey Hospital or in the surgeon’s private consulting rooms. Medical patients requiring follow up see the consultant paediatrician who cared for them in the hospital in their private consulting rooms or the Casey General Paediatric Clinic.
At Casey Hospital we care for general paediatric inpatients and babies born at the hospital or transferred from tertiary sites. In our paediatric ward we now provide high flow therapy for children with moderate to severe respiratory conditions. Babies in our special care nursery can also receive high flow or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP.)
Head of Paediatrics at Casey Hospital, Dr Paul Machet leads our expert team of general paediatricians at Monash Children’s Hospital, Casey.
Dr Machet has many years’ experience in general paediatrics, having started as a consultant at Casey and Dandenong hospitals in 2012, and previously working for nine years at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. He is also in private practice in Dandenong and Berwick and provides neonatal care at St John of God Hospital in Berwick.
Dr Machet is an Advanced Paediatric Life Support instructor teaching health professionals how to manage seriously unwell or injured children. He is interested in the use of IT to improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare and is one of the paediatric representatives on the Monash Health Electronic Medical Record Clinical Working Party.
To refer a patient, please contact:
Phone: (03) 8572 3004
Fax: (03) 8572 3007
For referral guidelines see Monash Children’s General Paediatrics Referral Guidelines.
Head of Unit: Dr Catherine McAdam