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COVID-19
Information last updated 17 November 2022
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.

General Practice Hub

This section provides information for General Practitioners sharing patient care with the Women's and Children's Health Network.

GP Liaison and Integration Unit (GPLIU)

The Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) GP Liaison and Integration Unit is building capacity, relationships and collaborations between General Practitioners, the Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) and WCHN community services.

We are focused on improving communication, care coordination and flow, as patients move between WCH, General Practice and community health services. We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of families and communities by providing integrated care and support.

GP Liaison and Integration Consultants

  • Dr Emily Roxburgh (Monday and Wednesday)
  • Dr Helen Parry (Tuesday and Thursday)


Please use the details listed below for Patient Information requests – do not contact the GPLIU.

If GP teams have feedback or questions about the services at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital they can contact the GPLIU via:

Patient Information Requests

Inpatient clinical enquiries

Phone WCH Switchboard on 08 8161 7000 and page the clinical team.

Discharge Summary Information, Outpatient Correspondence, Medical Records

Contact WCHN Release of Information Office via:

Information will usually be provided within approximately 3 working days.

Please provide a signed consent form from your patient.

Outpatient Appointment Information

Information regarding referral letters, waiting time or triage.

Phone:

SA Pathology Results

GPs can access SA Pathology results online:

Clinical Advice and Urgent Care


Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service (CAVUCS): 6 months – 17 years


The Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service (CAVUCS) is an Emergency Department (ED) avoidance service to manage children requiring urgent review by qualified medical and nursing professionals.

This service is open 7 days a week, from 9:00am – 9:00pm, providing virtual care for children from 6 months up to 18 years of age.

CAVUCS also provides same day clinical advice for GPs throughout South Australia to assist with management of paediatric patients who are acutely unwell. To access this service, please call WCH switchboard on 08 8161 7000 and ask for the Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service.


Clinical advice for infants aged under 6 months


Please phone WCH switchboard on 08 8161 7000 and request to speak to the relevant clinical team or the paediatric registrar. CAVUCS does not provide information about infants aged under 6 months.


COVIDKids


COVIDKids
is a non-urgent service for COVID-19 positive children who:

  • have pre-existing complex care needs
  • require ongoing observation/clinical input
  • require non-urgent face to face review.

COVIDKids only accepts referrals via GP/Paediatrician.

COVIDKids is not an outpatient clinic. Children with suspected Long COVID-19 can be referred to the General Paediatric department at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre or Lyell McEwin Hospital, or to a community paediatrician.


WCH Emergency Department


Visit this page
for information about the WCH emergency department.

All public emergency departments provide emergency services to children, regardless of COVID status when not suitable for community or CAVUCS care.

A guide to waiting times at Adelaide Emergency Departments is available on the Emergency Department Dashboard (SA Health).


Other Urgent Care Services in SA


Priority Care Centres
(SA Health)

Priority Care Centres provide community-based healthcare and treatment for eligible patients who would otherwise be seeking a service from a SA Health Emergency Department.

GP Respiratory and Vaccination Clinics (Adelaide PHN)

GP-led Respiratory Clinics are available across the Adelaide metropolitan area to support the assessment of anyone experiencing mild to moderate respiratory conditions.

Emergency Care – SA Health

There are Emergency Departments in public hospitals across metropolitan Adelaide and in peri-urban areas. All are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Health Pathways


Health Pathways
provide clear and concise guidance for assessing and managing a patient with a particular symptom or condition. Pathways also include information about referral options in the local health system.

Outpatient referral information


Outpatient GP referral information and List of clinics is available on this page:

Templates and Referral Forms

New referral templates have been developed. Please download from: