Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide – Construction and Upgrades
WCH Construction and Updates – Neonatal Nursery Redevelopment

Construction and Upgrades

Big things are happening here

Neonatal Nursery Redevelopment

Building works on the first stage of the Neonatal Nursery redevelopment have now commenced.

The first stage of the works involve the development of a new Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), which will provide new and improved facilities for patients and their families.

The Neonatal Nurseries redevelopment is an important stage in the sustainment works and will deliver an expanded treatment space to benefit patients and staff.

The works will expand the treatment space to provide better access for families and staff, dedicated person and family centred spaces and a new parent's lounge and family care unit.

The existing SCBU will remain in its current location until the additional area is completed, in an adjacent area that was previously the staff library.

These essential upgrades will sustain our current hospital, while we plan for and build a new purpose-built hospital to be co-located with the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide’s BioMed precinct.

We are conscious of keeping noisy building works to a minimum, especially around our babies in our neonatal nursery, so we are providing ear muffs for our tiniest patients such as little Jack and his twin brother Jude, to make sure they get their rest.

Neonatal Nursery Redevelopment

Virtual Reality tour

Virtual reality technology is being used to help design the Neonatal Nurseries. Hospital staff have been able to immerse themselves in a 3D walkthrough and get a feel for their renovated workplace before it's even built.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU):

Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU):

PDF iconNeonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Redevelopment Plan  (512kb)

PDF iconSpecial Care Baby Unit (SCBU) Redevelopment Plan  (1.2mb)

last modified: 21 Jan 2020