The Paediatric Urology Unit treats children with elective and emergency problems of the kidneys, bladder and genital tract.
How to access the service
For emergency assistance, your child should be brought to the Hospital's Emergency Department for assessment. A referral will be made to the Urology team if required. In rural or remote areas, it may be wise to be seen by your local doctor first. Your doctor may consult with the registrar for urology advice or arrange for your child to be brought to the WCH or organise an urgent outpatient appointment.
For all other situations, access to our service is through the Outpatient Department. A doctor's referral letter should be sent to:
Urology, Outpatient Department
Or faxed to: (08) 8161 6246
Please indicate if an interpreter is needed. An appointment will be sent out on receipt of the referral.
Information for Families
Investigations may need to be ordered before your appointment at the WCH. Each child is then clinically assessed and any further investigations arranged if required.
An individual plan will then be discussed with you and your child to best manage your child's particular problem.
Please bring any relevant x rays or previous investigations to your child's appointment.
If you are unable to attend the appointment for any reason, please contact us to arrange another appointment time. Phone (08) 8161 7399
The following pamphlets are available from the WCH Health Information Centre.
Clean intermittent catheterisation for girls
Clean intermittent catheterisation for boys
Urinary tract infections in children
The unit has a policy of regular clinical review and audit. Individual research projects are undertaken regularly.
All procedures are performed in the Rogerson Theatre Complex.
Elective patients will be cared for in the Day of Surgery Admissions (DOSA) Ward prior to surgery.
Emergency or predicted longer stay cases will be cared for in the appropriate ward for their age:
Rose Ward -age less than 6 months
Newland Ward -most children
Adolescent Ward -adolescents.
General Business 9am - 5pm
Ph (08) 8161 7324
Fax (08) 8161 7057