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Information for the community – Updated guidelines from 5 August 2021
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.

Overview of Surgical Services

The Division of Surgical Services coordinates and manages support to the surgical departments and units of the WCH.

The Division of Surgical Services coordinates and manages support to the surgical departments and units of the WCH. The hospital is the main referral centre for complex paediatric surgical conditions, for South Australia, the Northern Territory and some regional centres in Eastern Victoria and Eastern New South Wales and supports a clinical and basic science research and teaching program.

Specialised Surgery Departments within Surgical Services at the WCH are:

  • Burns service
  • Cleft and Craniofacial SA
  • Dental
  • Ear nose and throat
    • Audiology
  • General paediatric
    • Urology
    • Thoracic
    • Stomal therapy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neonalology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
    • Complex spinal cases
  • Plastics
  • Theatres
    • Rogerson
    • Queen Victoria Operating Suites

How to access this service


  • Level 2 , Queen Victoria Building

Inpatient Wards

The Division has two inpatient wards, both located on the third floor of the Good Friday Building.

Newland Ward and Campbell Ward are surgical units dedicated to caring for children and adolescents requiring elective and emergency care for minor and complex surgery and procedures (approximately 5000 patients per year).

Newland Ward provides care for children with more complex surgical needs and has an average length of stay greater than 36 hours.

Campbell Ward provides care for children and adolescents who have procedures requiring anaesthesia followed by a short stay in hospital of up to 36 hours.

Paediatric Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit are also units of the WCH where surgical patients may be admitted for more intensive and complex care.

Rose Ward (baby ward) and the Adolescent Ward also have surgical patients depending on the age and care required.

The Day of Surgery Admissions (DOSA) unit admits 80% of children in preparation for elective surgical/medical interventions.

The Day Surgery Unit comprises 20 beds/cots catering for children/young adolescents aged from 4 weeks to 18 years who require an anaesthetic or a procedure.


Medical Director

Dr Mark Moore

Advanced Nursing Director (Acting)

Sina Amabili


(08) 8161 7270


(08) 8161 7057


Mailing address

Division of Surgical Services
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006