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Speech Pathology Paediatric Inpatient and Outpatient Services - Hornsby Hospital

Level 1

Building 17

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

Gate 6, Derby Rd



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Speech Pathology Paediatric Inpatient and Outpatient Services - Hornsby Hospital

Contact us

General Enquiries: 02 9485 6519

Referrals Phone: 02 9485 6519

Fax Number: 02 9485 6089


Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 16:30


 What we do

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


We provide inpatient and outpatient Speech Pathology services.

We provide assessment, consultation and treatment for children aged 0-18yrs who have swallowing, feeding or communication difficulties with underlying medical or complex health care needs.

This includes children with:

  • Medical based feeding issues e.g cleft or tongue tie, aspiration concerns, tube weaning
  • Severely restricted number and range of foods including sensory based issues
  • Swallowing/feeding issues requiring a Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS)
  • Neurological communication difficulties due to brain injuries, anatomic changes, etc.
  • Other communication difficulties associated with a medical diagnosis or complex medical history
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

 What to bring

Child's Medicare card, any Speech Pathology or other relevant reports.

 When to visit us

To access this clinic you may be referred from a Paediatrician, Children's Hospital, allied health professional, GP and you may refer yourself.

To access this service the child must be 0-18 years old and have a complex medical background or health care need resulting in communication or swallowing difficulties.

The client may have complex needs requiring an integrated multidisciplinary team for which the child is already receiving medical input.

The client must live within the Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai local government area and have a Medicare card.

A referral is required for a swallowing x-ray (Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study). A GP or Specialist must complete a medical imaging request form, requesting

a 'Modified Barium Swallow' and include any relevant medical history.

 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

  • Self referral
  • GP referral
  • Allied Health referral
  • Medical referral

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