Telephones, Internet and TV
Free-to-air television (at no cost) is available for both women and children staying at the hospital. Free Wi-Fi is available within clinical and public areas. Numerous pay phone options are available. There are some restrictions on mobile phone use.
Mobile phones must not be used in some areas of the hospital because they interfere with sensitive medical equipment.
Please turn off mobile phones in the hospital where you see a crossed out phone symbol.
Pay phones are located:
- Queen Victoria Building (Women's) foyer
- Zone C, level 1 (Good Friday Building) directly across from the lifts
- Zone C, level 3 (Good Friday Building) directly across from the lifts
- Level 2 Café entrance
Taxi phones are located in Zone C, level 1 (Good Friday Building) directly across from the lifts, and the Queen Victoria Building foyer.
Phone cards can be purchased from:
- Level 2 Café
- Rainbows Shop
- Vic's Coffee Shop
Antenatal/Gynaecology Ward and Postnatal Ward beds each have a phone. There is a connection fee and local calls are charged. Calls must be paid for on discharge.
Free to air television (at no cost) is available for both women and children staying at the Hospital.
Bedside Patient Entertainment System is an IP based television which provides Free to Air channels. There are 225 TVs installed in several women’s and children’s wards.
Televisions are available at no cost during your stay in the hospital. You may select from standard broadcast channels and a variety of radio stations offered.
Children staying in the wards have access to a television.
Children can choose to watch regular television channels and the option of watching the in-house service Starlight TV.
Free Wi-Fi is available within most clinical and public areas of the Hospital. You can connect via the "SA Health Public Network". Data is limited and not suitable for large downloads such as streaming services e.g. Netflix, YouTube.
Public Wi-Fi will utilise filtering to prevent access to illicit, inappropriate, or illegal content. Users will be required to agree to the terms and conditions of connection before access is provided.
Instructions for users
Connecting to the free Wi-Fi is a simple two-step process – you do not need a username or password:
- Go to Settings then Wi-Fi on your device
- Select the SA Health Public network