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Paediatric Hospital in the Home (HITH) - Hornsby Hospital

Level 2

Building 60

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

Palmerston Road



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Paediatric Hospital in the Home (HITH) - Hornsby Hospital

Contact us

General enquiries: (02) 9485 6644

Referrals phone: (02) 9485 6644

Referrals can be also be sent by calling 0472 874 477 (business hours only)

Fax number: (02) 9485 6099


Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 16:30
Saturday: 13:30 - 15:30

 What we do

We routinely measure height and weight in all children as part of a child’s health assessment.


We provide care for children who require ongoing treatment from a hospital admission but are well enough to return home.

We provide the service in a hospital clinic, in the home or via support with videoconference or phone calls. This may include daily nursing, medical review if required or in home nursing support with acute post acute care (APAC) nurses.


We provide:

  • Clinical progress assessment
  • Education and support
  • Intravenous medications
  • Treatment of acute respiratory symptoms
  • Post-operative care
  • Wound dressings
  • Allied health care (at hospital reviews only)
  • Care of intravenous lines
  • Eczema wet dressings

 What to bring

Please bring your Medicare card and any dressings or creams if they have already been provided.

 When to visit us

To access this service you must have been referred by an emergency department or paediatric ward. You may be referred by one of the hospital's VMO paediatricians. You must be referred for a paediatric medical issue.


  • We do not accept direct GP referrals
  • You must live in the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai local government areas and have a Medicare card
  • You must be aged 0-16 years

 How to visit us

Turn onto Palmerston Road from Edgeworth David Avenue. The Emergency entrance is just after the Burdett Street Intersection on the right. The Multi-storey carpark is further along after the Northcott Road junction.

Transdev bus 575 travels to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital from Hornsby and Turramurra railway stations. This picks up and sets down at the front of the Hospital on Palmerston Road. There are no buses to the Hospital from Waitara Station.

The closest railway stations are Hornsby and Waitara. Hornsby is accessible via both the main Northern Line and the North Shore Line. Waitara is on the North Shore Line. Transdev bus service #575 travels to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital from these stations.

From Hornsby Station – The distance to the Hospital is approximately 1.8km. If you wish to walk please note there are a number of hills. Exit the station on the George Street side via the pedestrian overpass.
From Waitara Station – The distance to the Hospital is approximately 1.5km. Exit the station on the Alexandria Avenue side. This walk is reasonably flat.

Hornsby Hospital has a multi-storey car park that offers 500 spaces and is located at Gate 2 (Palmerston Road). This carpark provides access for all areas across the campus.

Parking fees apply across the whole hospital in accordance with the NSW Health's hospital car parking fees policy and can be accessed here. Concessional rates apply to those who are eligible.

Disabled parking spaces are available in the multi-storey car park and also on Lowe and Palmerston Roads, though street parking availability is very limited. Your valid disabled parking permit must be displayed in your car at all times. Please do not park in restricted parking areas; you could be blocking access to emergency services.

 Referral information

  • Medical referral

 Other information

Is there a cost to patients to attend the clinic?


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