Day Treatment Unit

Who we are

The Day Treatment Unit (DTU), located on Level 1 of PCH, provides same-day care for outpatients and inpatients as an alternative to overnight hospital care. 

We are part of PCH’s Ambulatory Care Services, which focus on avoiding or reducing hospital admissions and emergency presentations, and decreasing the length of time children need to stay in hospital. 

Services we provide

The DTU provides same-day patient consultations, investigations, post-sedation care, procedures, medical reviews, monitoring and treatments across a broad spectrum of clinical specialties and services. Common procedures in the DTU include infusions, allergy testing and medical reviews.

Our 30-bay unit has been designed with a feeling of openness combined with privacy when required. It includes:

  • treatment rooms for consultations, examinations and minor procedures
  • consult rooms for private consultation and examination of patients
  • multiple-bay rooms 
  • single-bed rooms 
  • an open treatment area with chairs

The Haemodialysis Unit, Hospital in the Home (HiTH) and Post-Acute Care (PAC) are co-located in the DTU.


All Specialist Rooms, GP’s and WACHS referrers are being advised to direct all non-urgent referrals for PCH outpatient services to the Central Referral Service.  


  • New referrals will be assessed against the eligibility guidelines and prioritised according to medical need.
  • Referrals from Nurse Practitioners, other non-medical referrers and private hospitals (including those with a private-public partnership) are to be directed to PCH Referral Office.
  • All urgent referrals are to be sent to the PCH Referral Office.
  • Urgent referrals must always be discussed with the PCH Consultant / Registrar on call before the referral is sent.
  • The referral needs to include the name of the Consultant/ Registrar the referrer spoke to.
  • Each referral is to be faxed individually.

PCH switchboard

6456 2222

PCH Referral Office fax

6456 0097 

PCH Referral Office email


Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.30pm. Not open on public holidays.

Please refer to the Nephrology page for the opening hours of the Haemodialysis Unit.


Level 1, DTU (Clinic E)
Best lifts to use: Pink
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Phone: 6456 3772

Fax: 6456 2311