Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
General Medicine

General Medicine

General paediatrics is a medical specialty which incorporates

  • Diagnosis and management of acute and chronic disorders and undifferentiated disease
  • Physical and psychosocial growth and development
  • Health surveillance and illness screening
  • Behavioural disorders – diagnosis & management
  • Coordination of care
  • Communication liaison with subspecialists, general practitioners, allied health professionals, other professionals – teachers, non government organisations, etc
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Adolescent medicine

Our domains of practice are :

  • Inpatient services
  • Outpatient services
  • Outreach services – Parks Community Clinic, Riverland – Berri, Yorke Peninsula - Wallaroo
  • Teaching
    • Postgraduate
    • Undergraduate
  • Research
  • Clinical Practice guidelines

How to access the service

A written referral should be faxed to the Outpatient Department fax (08) 8161 6246 for the public teaching clinic

If you would like to refer a private patient (all bulk-billed) wishing to see

Drs Thomas, Agrawal, Baulderstone, Conway, Egan, Pearson, Rosser

Please fax (08) 8161 6447


Information for families

The Department assesses paediatric medical problems across a broad spectrum and works closely with various subspecialty units of the hospital. The work of the Department covers not only physical disease but also behavioural issues.

When you come for an appointment, please bring your child's health record (blue book) and any other information you might have about your child's health such as letters from other doctors, test results etc. If you are worried about your child's development or behaviour then school reports, letters from your child's teacher and similar information can be very useful for the doctor seeing your child.

Family resource page:

The Department has a resources page with various links and resources for families and children. Click here to access the page.



4th Floor Medical Ward
Rose Ward
Adolescent Ward
Paediatric Intensive Care/High Dependency Unit


General Business Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Contact Information

Head of Department of General Medicine
Dr David G Thomas


4th Floor Good Friday Building

Mailing address

Department of General Medicine
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006


Ph (08) 8161 6484

Fax (08) 8161 6447

last modified: 20 Oct 2017