Kids 5 - 18

Helping sick kids

As a more experienced parent or carer, you’re probably familiar with taking kids to hospital. But new issues can emerge in the teenage years. Making a plan NOW can help you cope better with likely medical situations and make the best possible choice for treatment.

Here are some tips on what to plan for:

  • Where are your Medicare cards? Are they up-to-date?
  • Can you speak to your GP about any existing issues?
  • Does your child have an existing medical condition?
  • Make notes on your child’s medical conditions: what are they? What dates did the episodes occur? What times did the episodes occur?
  • Can you take any current medicine packaging to the hospital with you?
  • Research the location of your nearest emergency department.
  • Practice getting to your hospital emergency department.
  • Do you have the phone number of someone to look after your other kids?

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