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Paediatric Hospital in the Home expands

Canterbury Hospital offers care at home to help children thrive.

Boy on a motorbike; jumping in the air outdoors
SydneyConnect Image: Ryese Holroyd riding motocross

Ryese Holroyd is a typical 14-year-old boy.

He loves hanging out with friends and riding motocross, but the past year has looked a little different for him with multiple hospital visits and three surgeries at Canterbury Hospital.

After the most recent surgery, Ryese was able to go home much earlier than expected thanks to our new Paediatric Hospital in the Home service.

He returned frequently to have his vacuum-assisted closure dressing changed and his recovery reviewed by his treating team.

"The nurses would call everyday to check on Ryese," his mum, Mary, said.

"They are kind-hearted and efficient with their work. I am extremely impressed with the service we received at the hospital and in our home."

Paediatric Hospital in the Home is a specialised service of Sydney Local Health District, offered through Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and now Canterbury Hospital.

Nursing Unit Manager Tanya Tosich was integral in expanding the service to Canterbury's paediatric patients.

"We know that children thrive in their home environment and it's been lovely to facilitate this change," Tanya said.

For more information about the service, please contact the team on 02 9787 0000.