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Acknowledgement
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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

A-Z Services

MET Call (Concerns About Your Care)

Do you feel you are not being heard? Are you worried about a recent change in your condition or that of your loved one?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a modern diagnostic method to look inside the body. It is believed to be safe for unborn babies. MRI is useful for detecting abnormalities of the brain, spinal cord, blood vessels, joints and other internal organs.

Mallee Ward

Mallee Ward (formerly known as Boylan Ward) is the only designated psychiatric inpatient facility for children and adolescents in South Australia, and provides specialised care and support for children and adolescents with severe mental health problems.

Mallee Ward (Children's)

Mallee Ward is a 12-bed inpatient unit located at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The ward provides a therapeutic environment in which children and young people up to the age of 18 years can be supported to work towards better mental health.

Mallee Ward Upgrade

Our new Child and Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Unit Redevelopment is now complete, with young people moving into the new space from Monday, 29 March, 2021

Maternal Fetal Medicine Service (MFMS)

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Service (MFMS) provides multi-disciplinary care, with medical and midwifery experts providing diagnosis, surveillance, management and care for women whose pregnancies are complicated by maternal and/or fetal conditions.

Meals for Patients

Women and children staying at the WCH are served a nutritionally balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner. Visitors are well catered for by our eateries (inlcuding Rainbows and Vics cafes), and local retail venues and stores.

Media and Communications

The Media and Communications team at the Women's and Children's Health Network promotes the Women's and Children's Hospital and the broader Health Network.

Medical Day Unit

The Medical Day Unit (MDU) cares for children with a variety of medical conditions, and is co-located with the Renal Dialysis Unit (RDU).

Medical Emergency Team (Concerns About Your Care)

Do you feel you are not being heard? Are you worried about a recent change in your condition or that of your loved one?

Medical Emergency Team (Critical Care Medicine)

The Department of Critical Care Medicine is a self-contained facility which provides complex multi-system life support for infants, children, and adolescents, as well as for obstetric women.

Medical Imaging – Children

SAMI provides a range of imaging services for children at the WCH. SAMI's staff include nurses, radiologists, radiographers, sonographers, nuclear medicine physicians, nuclear medicine technologists, physicists and administrative staff.

Medical Practitioners – WCH Outpatient Referral (Referral Forms for WCH Outpatient Clinics)

This page has information on the use of forms and templates for referral to WCH Outpatient Clinics. These are available for most GP software systems. There is also a web-based form for referring practitioners who do not have a practice software package.

Medical Short Stay Ward

The ward cares for children aged from 12 months to 12 years with a variety of medical conditions including infectious illnesses represented by the following Medical Clinics: General Medicine; Dermatology; Neurology; Immunology; Rheumatology.

Medicare-Ineligible Patients

If you do not have a Medicare card, you will be required to pay for all hospital services received at the Women's and Children's Hospital. This includes, but is not limited to, outpatient, emergency department and admitted care.

Medication Safety at the WCH

The Women's and Children's Health Network commits to ensuring that medicines are safely prescribed and used, and that consumers and carers are informed about medicines and their risks.

Metabolic Clinic

The Clinic provides a multidisciplinary service caring for children and adults who are born with problems caused by missing enzymes affecting their metabolism, and also children and adults whose doctors suspect they might have a problem.

Metropolitan Referral Unit (MRU)

The MRU provides a centralised single point of contact for a range of services to support hospital avoidance and early supported discharge, and is the only entry point for patients requiring referral to Health Care at Home and Country Home Link.

Michael Rice Centre (Blood Disorders and Cancer)

This Department of Clinical Haematology/Oncology cares for children who require investigation and treatment of haematological disorders, cancer including brain tumours, and diseases requiring bone marrow transplantation.

Michael Rice Centre for Haematology and Oncology (Blood Disorders and Cancer)

This Department of Clinical Haematology/Oncology cares for children who require investigation and treatment of haematological disorders, cancer including brain tumours, and diseases requiring bone marrow transplantation.

Michael Rice Centre – Ward

The Michael Rice Centre Ward cares for children from SA and NT who have blood disorders and cancer. The ward is a centre for diagnosis, chemotherapy, treatment of infections and low blood counts, transplants, and other disease-related therapies.

Midwifery Group Practice

Sometimes known as 'Caseload Midwifery', MGP enables women to be cared for by the same midwife (primary midwife) supported by a small group of midwives throughout their pregnancy, during childbirth and in the early weeks at home with a new baby.

Movement Disorder Service

The Movement Disorder Service as part of Paediatric Rehabilitation provides a range of therapies to help children and young people with movement disorders.

Multiple Births

Having a multiple birth can be a joyful and exciting time. It can also be a time of mixed emotions and expectations. Services for multiple birth families are provided by the Multiple Birth Coordinator.