Welcome to Canberra Paediatric Specialists, a team of dedicated Paediatricians and support staff who aim to provide excellent medical care to children from birth to 16 years, in the context of their family and community.  We want to see all children thrive and fulfil their potential.

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Our Team

We are a team of medical practitioners specialising in paediatrics, and supported by experienced administrative staff. A short biography for each team member is shown below, together with the days on which they are available for appointments.


 

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Dr Danielle Blake

Dr Danielle Blake is a General Paediatrician with over 15 years’ experience.  She is a graduate of the University of Newcastle and completed a Master’s degree in Paediatric Medicine through the University of Sydney.  She trained in paediatrics through the John Hunter Children’s Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and the Canberra Hospital.  She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2013.  She is a Visiting Medical Officer at the Canberra Hospital and Calvary John James Hospital, caring for children from birth – 16 years of age.  She is involved with teaching trainee paediatricians, medical students from the ANU Medical School, she is an APLS instructor and an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians paediatric clinical examinations.

When she’s not at work you can usually find her riding her bike, skiing, or spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Dr Blake is available for appointments on Monday through Thursday. Dr Blake is on-call for one week in approximately every five weeks. While it may be possible to make an appointment for her on-call week, it is possible that the appointment will be delayed or may have to be re-scheduled.


 

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Dr Kim Bland

Dr Kim Bland is a dedicated Paediatrician who looks after babies and children aged up to 16 years.  After graduating from Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia, Dr Bland trained in the Southern Sydney Network before moving to the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick and then completed her paediatric training at The Canberra Hospital in the ACT.  Dr Bland’s training has included exposure to the sub-specialty areas of Paediatric neurology and endocrinology and this is where her special interests lay.

Dr Bland also has an interest in medical education and culture in medicine.  In 2018 Dr Bland obtained Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy and now sits on the Canberra Regional Medical Education Committee.  Dr Bland is also involved in teaching medical students, junior doctors and in particular, preparing Paediatric trainees for Fellowship exams.

Outside of medicine, Dr Bland enjoys spending time with friends and family, swimming, orienteering and travel.

Dr Bland believes all children should be supported and empowered to reach their full potential and enjoys the rewards of helping and watching children do this.

Dr Bland is available for appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

 


 

Ms Robyn Walford is an experienced medical receptionist who is a valuable team member and first points of contact for patients and parents.  She has a passion for helping children and their parents access high-quality and timely paediatric care.

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Appointments

Call +61 (0)2 5104 0770 or email hello@foreverychild.com.au to make an appointment. If you have a particular preference for a time and day, please be sure to include that in your email, noting that requests further ahead will be easier to accommodate. We aim to respond promptly to all booking requests.

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Guidance

What to bring to your child’s appointment:

  • referral
  • patient registration form
  • Child Health Record (‘blue book’)
  • results of any relevant investigations
  • correspondence from relevant assessments such as therapy or specialist appointments
  • list of medicines and other therapies including alternative/complementary therapies
  • other things that may be important depending on the reason for the appointment, such as:
    • top three concerns for your child
    • school reports

 

 

The following links provide Paediatric health information for kids, for parents, for GPs and other medical professionals.

These links are intended to guide further exploration of paediatric topics, but do not replace individualised medical assessment and advice.  The websites and the information they contain are the responsibility of the respective organisations.

Kids

Parents

GPs and other medical professionals

 

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Find Us

Suite A9, Canberra Specialist Centre, 161 Strickland Crescent, DEAKIN ACT 2600

Pay parking is available on site and there is limited street parking in the surrounding area.

Opening hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Thursday – 8.30am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am to 5pm
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Closed