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.
Disabled parking spaces are available in the
Disability access toilets are located in/by the following Hospital locations
All entrances to the Hospital 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.
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 Disability 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