The NSW Poisons Information Centre is based at The Children's Hospital at
We are staffed by pharmacists and scientists, who are specially trained
in providing poisons information. Our Centre also employs Clinical
Toxicologists from around Australia who provide specialist expertise in
the medical management of human poisoning and envenoming.
The NSW Poisons Information Centre was established in 1966, originally as
an office-hours service which was extended in the early 1970s to a
service from 6am till midnight. After-hours calls were taken by medical
house staff within the Children's Hospital at Camperdown. In 1987, NSW
Health agreed to provide 24-hour coverage nationally.