Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Paediatric Surgery

Department of Paediatric Surgery

The WCH Department of Paediatric Surgery is the main referral centre for complex paediatric surgical conditions and provides a service in South Australia which covers the Northern Territory and some regional centres in Victoria and New South Wales.

The Department provides comprehensive clinical services in the specialties of

  • General Paediatric Surgery
  • Urology
  • Burns
  • Neonatal (newborn) Surgery
  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

The department has a world class WCH page link iconBurns Service and works closely with the Antenatal Birth Defects Counselling Service at the WCH.

How to access the service

Appointments can be made for your child to be seen in the public outpatient clinic without charge. Your child will need a referral from a registered medical practitioner to attend this clinic.

You may also choose to see a surgeon of your choice in the private clinics conducted at the WCH.  Overseas non Medicare patients are seen in these clinics. Charges will apply.

The Department also provides a 24 hour emergency surgical service.  Ambulatory patients should come to the Emergency Department at the WCH.  Surgeons and the Surgical Registrar may be contacted after hours through the Hospital switchboard (08) 8161 7000.


All procedures are performed in the WCH page link iconRogerson Theatre Complex.

Elective patients will be cared for in the WCH page link iconDay of Surgery Admissions (DOSA) Ward.

Day Surgery cases are nursed after surgery in the Day Surgery Ward, and overnight stay patients in
WCH page link iconCampbell Ward.

Emergeny or predicted longer stay cases will be cared for in the appropriate ward for their age:

WCH page link iconRose Ward - age less than 12 months

WCH page link iconNewland Ward - most children

WCH page link iconAdolescent Ward- age 13yrs–18yrs.


General Business 8:30am–4:30pm, Monday to Friday

Contact Information

Unit Head

Dr Hilary Boucaut


2nd Floor, Good Friday Building

Mailing Address

Referrals Only

Please send to:
Admin Hub
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006
FAX: 8161 6246

Surgical Correspondence and Enquiries

Department of Paediatric Surgery
Level 2, Good Friday Building
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006
FAX: 8161 7057


OPD Appointment Bookings & Enquiries

(08) 8161 7399

Department or Surgical Enquiries

Dr Sanjeev Khurana
Dr Day Way Goh
Ph: 8161 7328
Fax (08) 8161 7057
Email: cywhspaediatricurology@sa.gov.au

Dr Rebecca Cooksey
Ph (08) 8161 7324
Fax (08) 8161 7057
Email cywhspaediatricsurgerydepartment@sa.gov.au

last modified: 01 May 2018