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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.

Children's Entertainment Program

The Women's and Children's Hospital has a fun and varied Children's Entertainment Program for patients. Entertainers and visitors can have a positive affect on patients and their families and are greatly appreciated.

In addition to the daily work of the Play Therapists on each of the major paediatric wards, we have regular visits from sporting identities, firefighters, the Police Link program, the Starlight Captains, Clown Doctors and celebrities. These activities provide a welcome distraction and support to the young patients in our care. It also helps to provide stimulus to their siblings, who often spend long hours visiting the hospital with their families.

Schools, sporting clubs, entertainment groups and others may sometimes offer to donate their time to visit children's wards. This is extremely thoughtful – however there are infection control and security procedures that need to be considered to protect the health, confidentiality, and safety of our patients.

We also have a strong focus on limiting external traffic through the wards, as part of our duty of care is to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment for patients and families, and to respect their privacy. It is also important to families that staff are not hindered in their duty to provide the best clinical service to patients in their care.

If you are interested in contributing to our Children’s Entertainment program, please do not contact hospital wards directly – contact the Media and Communications Department on (08) 8161 8348 or email

Thank you for your interest in visiting the Women's and Children's Hospital.

Please also read our information on visiting the hospital:

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