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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.

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

Coming to the WCH

Paediatric Emergency Department 1

We know that being in hospital can be stressful for adults and children. We aim to make your stay at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital as comfortable as possible and to ensure that your needs are met.

The Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN) is committed to quality health care, and respects your right to be involved in decision-making about your or your family members' medical treatment.

For information about our many departments, please visit the A–Z services listing on this site.

For more specific information about services for women or children, please visit WCH for women or WCH for children.


The hospital is located at 72 King William Road, North Adelaide.

There are car parks and entrances to the hospital on Kermode Street and the corner of Brougham Place and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue. Before you visit the hospital you may wish to familiarise yourself with the map of the hospital or a street map of the surrounding area. Information for people from outside Adelaide may also be of use.

The WCH is a smoke-free hospital. Please do not smoke in or near our buildings.

Mask Wearing

Mask wearing is no longer mandatory. You are welcome to wear a mask if you choose.

Masks may be required when visiting some patients.

Preparing for surgery – Children

Bringing your medicines to hospital

When you come to hospital, always bring your / your child's medicines with you, along with a list of all the medicines you / your child is taking.