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The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

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Preparatory works for the $50 million upgrade to the WCH have been completed.

These initial works included the "Changing Places" upgrade, the Rogerson Procedure Room Upgrade, and the refurbishment of Diabetes and Endocrine, Surgical Services Administration, the Medical Officers Lounge, and the library.

'Changing Places' upgrade

The Changing Places Upgrade is now complete. The new facility, on the first floor of the Rogerson Building, includes a range of customised features not available in standard accessible toilets.

Customised features include:

  • A shower
  • A height-adjustable, adult-sized change table
  • A toilet with back rest and drop-down grab rails
  • An electronic hoist system
  • Non-slip flooring
  • Safety rails
  • Privacy screen
  • Sling hooks
  • An automated door
  • Facility signage with braille

Procedure Room upgrade

The Operating Theatres refurbishment has commenced with the upgrade of the Rogerson Procedure Room. Graphics will be installed at a later date to create a more patient-friendly environment which will also act as a distraction mechanism for our younger patients. Following the Procedure Room upgrade, theatres will be refurbished one at a time.

Diabetes and Endocrine refurbishment

The Diabetes and Endocrine refurbishment is now complete, and has relocated to its new space on the second floor of the Good Friday building.

The refurbishment includes three upgraded consulting rooms, a new office and reception area and a new education space to inform parents of newly diagnosed children of their care and treatment options.

The relocation of this unit enables the commencement of the new Boylan Ward redevelopment.

Surgical Services refurbishment

In order to deliver the Boylan Ward redevelopment, Surgical Services administration staff from the Good Friday building have been relocated to the second floor of the Queen Victoria Building. The new Surgical Services offices include new work stations and meeting rooms for our staff.

WCHN Library refurbishment

The new library space on the Ground Floor of the Michell Building is now open. The library offers a full range of services and resources to meet the needs of all staff, as well as students on placement. New features include more natural light, individual and collaborative study spaces, and a large training room.

You may have seen our scaffolding going up to prepare for these exciting upgrades. Check out our banner being installed!