Patient Care Units
Growth and Development Programme
The Growth and Development Programme has been established at the WCH because of our committment to monitoring the progress and long term outcomes of very sick term and premature babies.
Premature infants enrolled in the programme include those with a birth weight of less than 1000 grams and/or gestational age of less than 29 completed weeks.
In addition term babies receiving therapeutic hypothermia are also enrolled.
The programme aims to:
Children will be reviewed at one and three years corrected age, and at five and seven years of age.
The Co-ordinator is the family liaison and organises medical and developmental assessments by a team which consists of :
How to Access the Service
The programme coordinator will contact families eligible to be enrolled in the programme during the baby's stay in the Neonatal Nurseries.
The Coordinator can be contacted Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Office - 5th Floor - Samuel Way Building
Clinic Area 4 - Paediatric Outpatients Department (each Friday)
Phone: (08) 8161 7963 or 8161 7000 (pager 4431)
Fax: (08) 8161 8644
last modified: 05 Oct 2011