Plastic and reconstructive surgery

Who we are

The PCH Department of Plastic Surgery provides services for patients who require plastic or reconstructive surgery due to complex and non-complex traumatic, degenerative or congenital conditions.

Conditions we manage

By working closely with several PCH departments, we provide our specialist surgical services to children and young people with a range of conditions:

Services we provide

  • Planned and unplanned plastic surgery for a range of conditions (see above)
  • Management of cleft lip and palate, cranio-facial and cranio-maxillo-facial issues
  • Services for patients after burn injuries (scar revision)
  • Surgery for hand trauma requiring immediate admission to hospital
  • Major trauma presentations involving the limbs or the face.
Please note that our department does not provide plastic surgery interventions that are not covered by Medicare.

For more information on preparing for your child’s operation, please refer to the parent information under Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine.


We accept referrals from General Practitioners or by internal referral from other PCH Specialties. Each referral will be assessed by a PCH Plastic Surgery clinician and will be prioritised according to clinical need.


Inpatients: 24 hours, seven days a week

Outpatients: Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.30pm.


Our outpatient clinics are held in Clinic C on Ground Level.

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Contact us

Phone: 6456 2222 (PMH Switchboard)