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22 July 2022 - Visitor restrictions are in place at WCH
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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A-Z Services

Radiation Safety

Radiation is used in many ways throughout SA Medical Imaging (SAMI). The WCH is committed to ensuring that this radiation is used safely and in accordance with the relevant legislation.

Radiology (General Radiology)

Radiography is the imaging of body structures using x-rays. X-ray examinations are fast. Most procedures are quicker than 15 minutes.


National Reconciliation Week is recognised each year. A spirit of goodwill, mutual respect and recognition of the effects of colonisation on Australia’s first people are the symbolic cornerstones of the reconciliation effort.

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.

Referral Guidelines for WCH Outpatient Clinics

These referral guidelines have been specifically developed for Medical Practitioners who are referring patients for specialist outpatient care at the Women's and Children's Health Network.

Referring Patients

At the Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) we aim to ensure that patients referred by GPs and other medical practitioners are prioritised safely, quickly and efficiently.

Renal Unit (Kidney Conditions)

The Nephrology Department incorporates the WCH Dialysis Unit and provides inpatient and outpatient services for children and young people living in South Australia and parts of NT who suffer from kidney disease, high blood pressure and kidney failure.


The Rheumatology Unit provides a state-wide service in all aspects of paediatric rheumatology for infants, children and adolescents.

Rogerson Anaesthesia and Recovery

The Anaesthesia and Recovery nursing staff of Rogerson Theatres provide expert nursing care before, during and after surgery and anaesthetic for women and children at the WCH.

Rogerson Theatres – Women

Rogerson Operating Theatres provides 24 hour children's and maternity operating theatre services for the WCH.

Rose Ward

Rose ward is a 17 bed medical/surgical ward that primarily looks after babies from birth to 12 months.

rehabilitation (Paediatric Rehabilitation)

The Paediatric Rehabilitation Department is provides intensive rehabilitation for children/adolescents with an acquired (and often catastrophic) reduction in function due to trauma, illness or medical procedures.