Developing a paediatric lung transplantation programme in an adult hospital

Jacquie Burton, Jenny Maree Marshall, Prue Munro, Fiona Brede, Colleen Jackson, Nicola Reardon, Glen Westall

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In 2005, The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne was funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services to provide a lung transplant programme for children in Victoria. This programme operates within the large adult heart and lung transplant service that was established at The Alfred in 1989. The Alfred has accepted referrals for paediatric patients from around Australia and New Zealand and since 2005 has carried out seven paediatric lung transplants on children from Victoria and Queensland. This paper outlines the service delivery model of care for paediatric lung transplant patients at The Alfred and reviews the international experience of lung transplantation in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalTransplant Nurses Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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