Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Adolescent Ward

Adolescent Ward

Adolescent Ward is a 16 bed ward for young people over the age of 12.  Patients receive care from a wide range of medical and surgical staff including respiratory, general medicine, endocrine, general surgery, orthopaedics, neurology, gastroenterology and rehabilitation specialists. Ward staff aim to meet the developmental needs of adolescents, whilst caring for their physical health.

The ward provides a friendly environment for adolescents and their families. Nursing Staff wear uniform for weekday early shifts only, and wear casual clothes on late and night shifts and weekends.

Patients are admitted to Adolescent Ward through the Paediatric Emergency Department, Outpatients Clinics or, in the case of post trauma patients for rehabilitation, transfer from other hospitals.

Staff of Adolescent Ward work closely with other areas of the hospital and with community agencies to ensure patients enjoy positive health outcomes. 

The ward has a team of permanent nursing staff and offers placements to nursing students and graduate nurses.

Visiting Hours

Parents and guardians may visit the ward at any time.

Visiting hours for those other than parents or guardians is between 10am-8pm.


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Contact details

Clinical Services Coordinator
Elizabeth Challis

Medical Unit Head
David Baulderstone


First Floor Good Friday Building

Mailing address

Adolescent Ward
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006


Ph (08) 8161 7378 or (08) 8161 6297

Fax (08) 8161 6027

last modified: 19 Sep 2016