Kids and families

NSW Health continues to champion the health interests of children and young people whether they are at home, in the community or in or out of hospital. This includes health services for babies, children, adolescents, mothers, parents and families.

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Child safety

Falls are the most common cause of injuries in children, over 8,000 children are admitted to hospital each year due to a fall and falls from heights can be especially serious.

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Paediatric healthcare

Overall strategic direction and support for hospital care (including outreach) of infants, children and young people in NSW, especially through the development of paediatric guidelines, policies and paediatric networks.

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Hearing health

Hearing services are provided by a range of government and non-government agencies in NSW. This information is provided for consumers to locate services they may need, such as clinical services and self-help/support groups. This section also contains information relating to the NSW Statewide Infant Screening - Hearing (SWISH)

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Head lice

Information about head lice biology, treatment options and links to other websites and resources on the Nitbusters Program. A number of fact sheets for parents, teachers and hairdressers are also available.

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