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WCH Latest News – COVID-19 Information

Women's and Children's Health Network

WCHN COVID-19 Response

COVID-19

The Women's and Children's Health Network is doing everything in its power to ensure the safety of our staff and consumers and is well-prepared to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The health and wellbeing of our patients, their carers and our staff is our number one priority at all times.

This page contains information from the Women's and Children's Health Network about how COVID-19 may affect the way we deliver care to South Australian women, babies, children, young people and their families.

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To keep up to date with all the latest public health advice on COVID-19, please visit the
Link iconSA Health website.

For information regarding the state's government agencies response on COVID-19, visit
Link iconCOVID-19.sa.gov.au.

Visitor restrictions

The WCH is currently restricting visitor numbers and kindly ask that you limit visitors to one consistent support person, and that siblings and other children do not attend at this time. This is to protect our patients and staff.

We also remind the community that visitors should not be entering the WCH if they are unwell.

We know this restriction can be challenging and we understand each family's situation is different.

For exceptional circumstances we encourage families to speak to their child's nursing team for further advice.

We thank you for your understanding.

Telehealth appointments

If there is any change to your child's appointment the clinic will contact you.

We are embracing the use of technology and conducting and some, less urgent, follow up appointments via telephone or Skype/Telehealth so that patients are not travelling to the hospital unnecessarily.

WCH COVID-19 Clinic

The Women's and Children's Hospital COVID-19 testing clinic is open 7 days a week from 9 am until 8 pm, and is located in Ground Floor outpatients (Kermode St Entrance).

To see if you fit the current testing criteria, please visit the Link iconSA Health Website or call the
SA COVID-19 Information line 1800 253 787.

Alternative COVID-19 Clinic locations

Specialised SA Health-operated COVID-19 clinics are now located at the following locations:

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Flinders Medical Centre
  • Lyell McEwin Hospital

Regional Clinics

  • Gawler Health Service
  • Kangaroo Island Health Service
  • Mount Barker Hospital
  • Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service
  • Riverland General Hospital
  • South Coast District Hospital
  • Tanunda War Memorial Hospital
  • Yorke & Northern Local Health Network

To view more testing clinics, including drive-through clinics, please visit Link iconSA Health COVID-19 Clinics and Testing Centres.

If you are worried but well, contact the National Coronavirus Information Hotline on 1800 020 080 or the SA COVID-19 hotline.

Videos

At the Women's and Children's Health Network, we care for hundreds of children with chronic health conditions like cystic fibrosis, heart disease, immunosuppression and those undergoing cancer treatment. So what does COVID-19 mean for those children and their families?

Our Clinical Director of Paediatric Medicine, Dr Gavin Wheaton provides advice on how we’re ensuring the safety of our current consumers requiring treatment at the Women's and Children's Hospital.

If you are pregnant, or planning a pregnancy, we understand that the current situation with COVID-19 may be causing you concern. What does it mean for you?

Clinical Director of the Women's and Babies Division at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Professor Jodie Dodd has some advice on what to expect when you are expecting during this difficult time.

More information

Link iconCoronavirus disease (COVID-19) web page  (SA Health)

Link iconLatest COVID-19 statistics for South Australia (SA Health)

PDF iconCOVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions  (SA Health)

PDF iconCOVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions  (Women's and Children's Health Network)

PDF iconCOVID-19 Information for Pregnancy

PDF iconCOVID-19 Frequently asked questions – For consumers
       with compromised immunity
  (227kb)

Link iconHealth alerts from Health.sa.gov.au

For health professionals

Link iconCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): information for health professionals

last modified: 08 Apr 2020