Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at Westmead Hospital

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

The Department of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Westmead Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to adolescents with complex health care needs and their families.

In 1983, the Department of Adolescent Medicine opened Australia’s first Adolescent Medical Ward as a Centre of Excellence for medically compromised young people. The Adolescent Ward is complimented by outpatient clinics delivering a range of assessment and intervention services, primarily focusing on adolescents with eating disorders and other complex health care needs.  

Clinical services are provided to young people aged between 14 years nine months up to 18 years, and still attending high school. The Department is also active in promoting a better understanding of adolescent health issues through research, education and training activities.

Mission Statement

The Department of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Westmead Hospital is a multidisciplinary team of health professionals committed to providing quality health care that promotes the healthy development of young people and their families. The mission is based on a philosophy that values and respects the unique health care needs of adolescents and their families, and collaborates with local, national and international communities in the areas of patient care, advocacy, education and training in adolescent medicine and quality research.

Location

The Department of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine is located on Level 2, in the C-D Block at Westmead Hospital. The Adolescent Ward (A4c) is located on Level 4, in the A-B Block at Westmead Hospital.


Contact:         Departmental Secretary
Telephone: (02) 8890 6788
For all inquiries, telephone 8890 6788 during office hours 
Facsimile:  (02) 9893 9062 
Email:  WSLHD-AYAMadmin@health.nsw.gov.au
Location: Department of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Level 2, Westmead Hospital
Hawkesbury Road, Westmead 
Postal Address:  Department of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Westmead Hospital
Level 2, Hawkesbury Road
Westmead NSW 2137
AUSTRALIA