Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Access for people with disabilities

For Patients

Access for people with disabilities

Many people with disabilities experience problems accessing health services. While physical access is an obvious barrier, communication and attitudinal barries may have an even greater impact.

 The WCH is committed to the elimination of discrimination on the basis of disability.

Car Parking

Disabled parking spaces are available in the

  • Kermode Street Carpark - 7 parking spaces
  • Underground Carpark - 1 parking space
  • Brougham Place Car Park - 3 parking spaces.

Toilets

Disability access toilets are located in/by the following Link iconHospital locations

  • Kermode Street foyer
  • Basement Carpark
  • Women’s Outpatients - 1st floor Queen Victoria Building
  • Antenatal/Gynaecology Ward - 2nd floor Queen Victoria Building
  • Postnatal - 4th floor Queen Victoria Building
  • Children’s Outpatients - 1st floor Rogerson Building
  • Medical Imaging - 2nd floor Rogerson Building
  • Nutrition and Food Services/ Cranio Facial Unit - 1st floor Rieger Building
  • Laboratories - Rieger Building, floors 4, 5 and 8
  • Day Surgery - 3rd floor Good Friday Building
  • Hydrotherapy Pool - ground floor Good Friday Building
  • Finance - 1st floor Angus Building

Building accessibility

All entrances to the Link iconHospital buildings are disability-friendly except for the two Samuel Way Building entrances. The closest alternative access route to the Samuel Way Building is via the King William Road entrance.

There are elevators throughout the Hospital that provide access to all public areas.

Hearing impaired

Please ask a Hospital staff member if you are hearing impaired and require the assistance of a deaf signing service.

The Hospital Switchboard has a TTY telephone typewriter that inpatients can use.

Disability Discrimination Act Action Plan

The WCH was the first hospital in Australia to lodge a PDF iconDisability Discrimination Act Action Plan with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. The Plan aims to identify physical, communication and attitudinal barriers which may result in discrimination against people with disabilities and to recommend strategies to eliminate these barriers and devise ways for monitoring and evaluating the implementation fo the plan.

The Action Plan was launched in February 2002.

last modified: 22 Mar 2016