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Information for the community – Updated guidelines from 27 July 2021
Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

ENT Nurse Practitioner

The ENT Nurse Practitioner works in close consultation with surgeons, medical practitioners, and other health professionals to enhance the care provided to children and their families.

The ENT Nurse Practitioner works in close consultation with surgeons, medical practitioners, and other health professionals to enhance the care provided to children and their family through:

  • coordination of care across the continuum including inpatient management, discharge planning and ENT Nurse Practitioner outpatient clinics
  • case management for children who have complex conditions that require long term support such as children who have a tracheostomy
  • referral for home equipment and consumables related to airway management
  • written information and standards of care on paediatric ENT and tracheostomy care for families.

The ENT Nurse Practitioner is a clinical resource for many nursing and affiliated health professionals within South Australia, and has strong links with ENT nurses around Australia and overseas.

How to access this service

Referral requirements

Any child/family can contact the ENT NP service for advice about tracheostomy care and ear health. Referral to the ENT Nurse Practitioner outpatient clinic is accepted internally and via the ENT department.

For emergency assistance, you should bring your child to the nearest Emergency Department for assessment.

Hours

Service Hours are Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 4.30pm.

Emergency care at the WCH is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Location

  • Office: 3rd Floor, Good Friday Building (Day of Surgery Area)
  • Consulting: Monday afternoon in Area 3 Paediatric Outpatient Department

Contact

Phone

(08) 8161 7000 - WCH Switchboard pager 4223

Email

silvia.o'connor@sa.gov.au

Fax

(08) 8161 7134

Staff

Silvia O'Connor

RN, BN, MSocSc (Couns), MNurs (NursPrac)