'NETS', The Newborn & pædiatric Emergency Transport Service is a
statewide service of NSW Health; hosted by the Sydney Children's Hospitals
Network. It is the only service of its kind in Australia; providing expert
clinical advice, clinical co-ordination, emergency treatment and
stabilisation and inter-hospital transport for very sick babies and
children up to the age of 16 years. NETS operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a
NETS is a hospital with no walls!
NETS is not just a transport service, NETS provides a referral service for
hospitals faced with a neonatal or pædiatric emergency. Discussion about
children with illness or injury occurs via conference calls with a NETS
consultant and other clinical experts.
NETS ensures no matter where someone lives, they can be assured that their
baby or child will receive the same commitment to care as if living next to
a children's hospital.
Where is NETS?
NETS is located on the campus of hospitals at Westmead in Sydney, with satellite services for newborns in Newcastle and Canberra. The Service 'belongs' to any one of 254 hospitals which call for help.
How can you help?
NETS relies on the community for nearly all of the medical equipment used
to treat newborns and children transported by our teams. Your contribution
can make a difference!