John Hunter Children's Hospital is one of three children's hospitals in NSW. As a highly specialised facility, the children's hospital provides treatment to children and young people that have been seriously injured, have a chronic illness, require specialised medical care for many different illnesses or need palliative care.
All specialists at the children's hospital have specialised training in paediatrics, with many clinicians having worked at other children's hospitals around Australia and some having worked abroad. Many of the hospitals specialists engage in research projects to improve the health outcomes of children and young people. This hospital is supported by a cancer clinical trials unit.
John Hunter Children's Hospital is a part of the Hunter New England Health District.