La Trobe Kids in Care is a safe and secure place for your child to stay while you are unwell. It is located at La Trobe Private Hospital on Plenty Road in Bundoora and is part of Northern Health’s Paediatric Services.
La Trobe Kids in Care is staffed 24 hours a day and children are fully supervised. Paediatric nurses support and monitor your child’s health needs, and doctors review your child’s progress each day over video call. Child and Youth Support Workers assist your child with their daily needs such as bathing, meal times and settling down for the night.
There are lots of activities for your child during their stay, and lots of toys available for them to play with. These include books, puzzles, art supplies, board games, video games, lego, table tennis and movies.
You and your family are encouraged and very welcome to maintain as much contact with your child as you like. Nursing staff will contact you each day to update you on your child’s progress.
It is important to La Trobe Kids in Care that we provide support and care that suits your child and their needs (such as dietary, cultural and religious requirements). You are welcome to contact us to discuss how we can best support your child.
You can contact La Trobe Kids in Care 24 hours a day, seven days a week on (03) 9473 8900 or 0497 915 308.