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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 (Monday and Tuesday)
Contact the GPLIU

For patient information and clinical advice please contact the relevant WCH team listed below under ‘Patient Information Requests’.

GPs are welcome to contact the GPLIU for feedback or questions about the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.

GP Education and Collaboration Day

South Australian GPs and Rural Generalists are invited.

  • Saturday May 4th 2024
    9am to 2.30pm (registration 8.45am)
  • Venue: Women’s and Children’s Hospital
    72 King William Road, North Adelaide
    Queen Victoria Lecture Theatre
    (Hospital Map: Floor ,1 Zone D)
  • Rural and remote GPs only: MS Teams Link available
  • Refreshments: Light morning tea and lunch provided

Free to South Australian GPs and Rural Generalists.

Program

Welcome
Rebecca Graham, WCHN Chief Executive Officer

Adolescent Menstrual Health Management
Dr Asha Short, WCHN Obstetrician and Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecologist

First Presentation of Allergy – What’s Next?
Dr Damien Chan, WCHN Paediatric Immunologist

Kids with Disrupted Sleep: Medical and Surgical Management
Dr John Widger, WCHN Respiratory Paediatrician & Director of Paediatric Medicine
Dr Lauren Cooper, WCHN Paediatric Otolaryngologist

Kidney Disease Affecting Young People
Dr Rachael Kermond, WCHN Paediatric Nephrologist

Improving Patient Care with Communication and Collaboration
Dr Helen Parry & Dr Emily Roxburgh, WCHN GPLIU GP consultants

Early pregnancy: What’s New in the First 12 weeks
Dr Aimee Wiltshire, WCHN Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Acne and Eczema: Management and Hot Tips
Dr Karen Koh, WCHN Paediatric Dermatologist

CAMHS Update
Dr Michaela Baulderstone, GP Liaison Consultant, CAMHS

Patient Information Requests

Clinical advice and enquiries

For WCH patients (inpatients, or well known to WCH team)

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

For GP patients who are acutely unwell (aged 6 months to 17 years)

The Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service (CAVUCS) provides same day clinical advice for SA GPs – call WCH switchboard on 08 8161 7000 and ask for CAVUCS via the GP priority line.

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.

For GP patients who are acutely unwell (aged < 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.

Discharge Summary Information, Outpatient Correspondence, Medical Records


Contact WCHN Release of Information Office via:

Information will usually be provided within approximately 3 working days.

A signed consent form from your patient is requested if your medical centre is not recorded by the WCH as the patient’s regular GP / medical centre. If you are the referring GP, please make a note on the request in lieu of the patient consent.

Details of the patient’s regular GP can updated at the same time if required.

Outpatient Appointment Information


Information regarding referral letters, waiting time or triage.

Phone:

Outpatient Referral Information


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

Electronic Referrals and Referral Forms

The WCH now accepts HealthLink eReferrals from GPs and referring clinicians. More details on the following link:

SA Pathology Results


GPs can access SA Pathology results online:

Connecting with a GP – Resources

Click here for more information

For WCHN Staff

Every family will benefit from having a regular GP or medical centre. Children with chronic health problems should have regular review with their GP rather than wait for a problem or deterioration of their health condition, e.g. monthly, once per school term. Find out more:

For Consumers

The following resources can help families connect with general practitioners or medical centres for their children's health problems.

GP News

Click here for more information

Electronic Referrals and Referral Forms

The WCH now accepts HealthLink eReferrals from GPs and referring clinicians. More details on the following link:

WCHN GP Newsletters