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February 10, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Tummy Troubles

Tummy aches can be extremely common in young children. Some are mild and non threatening, others need to be taken more seriously. Here we will run through a few different concerns and how best to handle the pain for your little one.

February 9, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Does it Need Stitches?

When your child injures themselves and bleeding is involved it can be scary for everyone. Knowing exactly what to do and when you should be seeking medical attention, can help to take some of the stress out of the situation.

February 8, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

What is Glue Ear?

Glue ear can be a really common concern for young children. It’s important to know the signs, and when you should seek medical attention.

February 8, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Preparing Your Child for Hospital

Finding out that your child needs to be admitted to hospital for surgery or something else, can feel extremely daunting. As a mum of four, I have experienced being the parent of a child needing surgery, multiple times now. What I have learned is that it is best to be as prepared as possible in the lead up.

December 14, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Accidental Poisoning and Children

Children are curious. They love to explore and as anyone with a small child will tell you, they love to put things in their mouths. They also like to copy adults and this might include “taking medicine”. Of course, they don’t understand the dangers that some products pose so it’s up to us to protect them.

November 20, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

An Epworth Guide to Chickenpox and Measles

Naturally, we all want to protect our kids and, thanks to medical research, safe and effective vaccines have been available for many years to protect children from serious contagious diseases, including measles and chickenpox.

November 1, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Back to School: Sports Injuries

The kids are finally back at school and parents rejoice, but school brings its own challenges with homework, the dreaded nits, and the far too common sports injuries. Why is it that kids can play all summer long with no more than a scratch but they’re back at school a week and have torn the knee out of their new school pants and have a broken ankle to go with it?

May 30, 2018| Epworth News /

Australian-First Paediatric Robotic Surgery

In an Australian-first paediatric procedure, Head and Neck surgeon Ben Dixon has successfully removed a patient’s rare, parapharyngeal clear-cell sarcoma using robotic surgery at Epworth Richmond.

December 19, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Cutting the Stress for Kids in Emergency

Having to take your child to the emergency department is undoubtedly a stressful experience. But there are ways to reduce the stress, for all of you.

August 31, 2016| Our Community /

It Was Book Week at School

It was book day at school, so Oliver dressed up as his favourite book character, Harry Potter. We were just about to leave for school when I realised Oliver hadn’t brushed his teeth, so I sent him back inside. Next thing I heard him crying loudly. I ran into the house and saw him on the floor covered in blood. His lip was so swollen I thought a whole chunk was missing.