The Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Hospital, with access from Kermode Street, Sir Edwin Smith Avenue and Brougham Place (map).
The Women's Assessment Service provides expert care for:
Please contact the Women's Assessment Service if you experience:
Most of the common difficulties experienced by women after the birth of their baby can be dealt with by your GP or Home Visiting Midwife. However some women experience difficulties which require extra help. These may include mastitis, infection, heavy bleeding or pain unmanaged with simple pain relief. If you have any concerns please phone the Women's Assessment Service.
Women's Assessment Service also incorporates the Women's Day Unit which runs from 9am-4pm Monday-Friday.Â Women who attend this service require a longer day stay for procedures and monitoring over an extended period of time.Â Conditions frequently monitored in the unit may include women with pre-eclampsia, ruptured membranes, fetal growth restriction or other higher risk pregnancies.
Please contact the Women's Assessment Service if you are not pregnant and you are experiencing symptoms such as abnormal vaginal bleeding or pelvic pain.
You will meet the triage midwife when you arrive. At times it may seem that women are being seen out of turn, however women are prioritised on the basis of need, rather than order of arrival.Â If you have concerns or your condition worsens while you are waiting, please let the staff know.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
No appointment is necessary.
On the ground Floor of the Hospital, with access from Kermode Street, Sir Edwin Smith Avenue and Brougham Place.
Very limited space is available for emergency drop off at the end of the Brougham Place ramp outside the Emergency Department. This is a drop off area only and has a strict 15 minute parking limit. Please arrange to move your car as soon as possible. Car parking is available near the hospital.
Women's Assessment Service
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
South Australia 5006
(08) 8161 7530