Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Media and Communications

Media and Communications

The Media and Communications team at the Women’s and Children’s Health Network promotes the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and broader Health Network and provides a range of media and communications services including:

  • Media liaison and publicity
  • Communications planning and advice, including branding
  • Event support
  • Corporate communications.

Media enquiries

All media enquiries relating to the hospital or wider Health Network, staff, services or patients, should first be directed to a member of the Media and Communications team.

To speak to a member of the media team call (08) 8161 7164.

For urgent media assistance after hours, call the WCHN after hours media line on 0401 125 630.

Condition reports - what we can tell you

We do not release any information regarding children in our care without the consent of their parent or guardian. While we encourage families to allow the media to share information about their child, we respect their right to ultimately decide whether or not to release details.

Sometimes the process of requesting parental or guardian consent can take time. This can be due to a number of factors, including the availability of parents or guardians and the circumstances surrounding their child’s admission.

After obtaining consent, we can provide a condition report for the patient, limited to one of the following:

  • GOOD: Vital signs stable, within normal limits, patient conscious and comfortable, indicators favourable.
  • FAIR: vital signs stable and within normal limits, patient conscious but may be uncomfortable, indicators favourable.
  • STABLE: Good or fair and condition unchanged.
  • SERIOUS: Vital signs may be unstable, not within normal limits, patient is acutely ill, indicators questionable.
  • CRITICAL: Vital signs unstable, not within normal limits, patient may not be conscious, indicators unfavourable.

last modified: 17 Mar 2016