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

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.

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Telephones

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

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

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
Patient phones

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.

Televisions

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.

Women'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's wards

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.

Wifi

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:

  1. Go to Settings then Wi-Fi on your device
  2. Select the SA Health Public network