If you are travelling to Brazil for the RIO Olympic and/or Paralympic Games you MUST protect yourself from mosquitoes. Brazil is experiencing a Zika virus outbreak in addition to the presence of yellow fever, dengue and chikungunya. All travellers should be aware of the risks associated with these mosquito-borne viruses, particularly women who are pregnant or seeking to become pregnant
We have released information on an isolated lapse in infection control practice in shunt surgery for 13 children.
The risk of harm to these children arising from this incident is very low, and children who have had other types of surgery at the WCH are unaffected.
We are a specialist facility for women's and children's health in Adelaide, South Australia.
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Caregivers, family and friends of the Women's and Children's Health Network are invited to take part in a Research Review focus group, and join an online consultation hub.
Regular Pap smears are still the most effective way to prevent cervical cancer. In fact, if every eligible woman had regular Pap smears, up to 90% of cervical cancer could be prevented.
Volunteering at the Women's and Children's Hospital is fun and rewarding.
It's also a great opportunity for you to create social connections, offer your skills and gain life experience.
At the Women's and Children's Hospital we are committed to making our services more relevant, accessible and culturally appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We offer cultural support for inpatients, and external support services for Aboriginal families.
The Women's and Children's Hospital (formerly Adelaide Children's Hospital and Queen Victoria Hospital) has a long and proud history providing for the health of South Australian women and children.