General Paediatrics 

About us

The General Paediatrics Department is often the first point of contact your child has with Monash Children’s Hospital.

Our department consists of over 14 paediatricians providing inpatient care across the three Monash Children’s Hospital sites – Clayton, Dandenong and Casey – with outpatient clinics at these sites and also at Pakenham.

We look after children from the newborn period to 18 years of age with acute and chronic medical problems as inpatients and outpatients.

Expertise and services

The General Paediatrics Team has expertise in diagnosing and treating acute medical conditions. We also specialise in the coordination of care for complex medical conditions and work closely with subspecialty and allied health teams as required.

We care for inpatients, day admissions and outpatients. Our department uses our diverse clinical backgrounds and experience collaboratively to provide the best clinical care for our patients.

Teaching the next generation of health professionals is part of our core business. As a result, we incorporate teaching of medical students and junior doctors into our clinics and ward rounds. Our paediatric team actively participate in education and examination of student doctors and those training to specialise in paediatrics.

Information for patients and families

The Raising Children Network is a helpful resource for parents and carers seeking reliable and scientifically validated information, to support them in the day-to-day activities of raising children. Visit:


Secure eReferral by HealthLink is now our preferred method of referral.

Find up-to-date information about how to send a referral to Monash Health Specialist Consulting Clinics on the eReferrals page on our website.

For referral guidelines see Monash Children’s General Paediatrics Referral Guidelines.

Phone: (03) 8572 3004

Head of Unit: Dr Catherine McAdam

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