Resources for your Child's Visit

At St Vincent’s Kids we specialise in orthopaedics (bones), ear nose and throat surgery, urology, plastics and general surgery for infants, children and adolescents. We also run the only private paediatric sleep unit in Melbourne, helping to analyse your child’s sleep to assist in the best diagnosis and treatment.

Preparing your child for a stay in hospital will make the time you spend with us a better experience for your child and your family.

To assist with preparation for your child's visit we have created two resources that can be downloaded below:

One resource to help familiarize parents and carers with some of the key requirements and considerations for your child's visit.

Download the Parents and Carers Information Fact Sheet here  (PDF 181.9KB)

The second resource is titled My Visit To Hospital and is a social story that visually walks your child through an experience of a hospital visit from start to finish and what to expect.

Download the My Visit To Hospital Story here (PDF 3.1MB)

We encourage you to go through the My Visit To Hospital Story with your child one-on-one.

You can also sit down with your child and watch our My Visit to Hospital Video below:


If you are not sure what to say, or how to answer questions, you can call the hospital on 99286855.