Children are a treasure, and helping them grow into their best selves is, for some, one of life’s greatest missions. That’s why when a child is sick, it is not only a need but a right for them to have access to a good healthcare facility that can take care of them and properly nurse them back to health.
But not every hospital is the perfect fit to cater to a child’s needs. Caring for kids needs a specific set of facilities and individuals that must be vetted by the proper individuals. For parents, a children’s hospital is the only way to go.
A hospital specified to care for children and younger people is different from a standard hospital due to the people that work in one, and its facilities. Children need a more understanding form of talking-to because of their level of understanding and fears in a strange environment, so people like specialized doctors and nurses undergo different training to meet these needs.
The facilities are also more child-friendly, with lower beds and colorful walls to make kids feel at ease, as well as minimize difficulty. The services are also more targeted to make younger patients feel less bothered by medical procedures.
These are the following top-performing children’s hospitals recorded by Hospitals Webometrics for the year 2021. This list also includes each centre’s world ranking.
|Ranking||Children’s Hospitals in Australia||World Ranking|
|1||Royal Children’s Hospital||53|
|2||Tasmania Royal Hobart Hospital||125|
|3||Baker Heart Research Institute||148|
|4||Children’s Hospital at Westmead||223|
|5||Royal Adelaide Hospital||259|
|6||St. John of God Health Care||446|
|7||King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women||520|
|8||Cancer Institute NSW||543|
|9||Hunter New England Health||633|
Nina Alvarez is a Content Producer for Healthcare Channel. Her interests include writing, particularly about the healthcare sector and the many ways it can improve to further benefit people from all walks of life.