Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
General Medicine

General Medicine

General paediatrics is a medical specialty which incorporates

  • Diagnosis and management of acute and chronic disorders and undifferentiated disease
  • Physical and psychosocial growth and development
  • Health surveillance and illness screening
  • Behavioural disorders – diagnosis & management
  • Coordination of care
  • Communication liaison with subspecialists, general practitioners, allied health professionals, other professionals – teachers, non government organisations, etc
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Adolescent medicine

Our domains of practice are :

  • Inpatient services
  • Outpatient services
  • Outreach services – Parks Community Clinic, Riverland – Berri, Yorke Peninsula - Wallaroo
  • Teaching
    • Postgraduate
    • Undergraduate
  • Research
  • Clinical Practice guidelines

How to access the service

A written referral should be faxed to the Outpatient Department fax (08) 8161 6246 for the public teaching clinic.

If you would like to refer a private patient (all bulk-billed) wishing to see:

Drs David Thomas, Rishi Agrawal, David Baulderstone, Brian Conway, Philip Egan, Asha Fuller, Chris Pearson, Jane Rosser, Scott Sypek

 – please fax (08) 8161 6246.

Information for families

The Department assesses paediatric medical problems across a broad spectrum and works closely with various subspecialty units of the hospital. The work of the Department covers not only physical disease but also behavioural issues.

When you come for an appointment, please bring your child's health record (blue book) and any other information you might have about your child's health such as letters from other doctors, test results etc. If you are worried about your child's development or behaviour then school reports, letters from your child's teacher and similar information can be very useful for the doctor seeing your child.


WCH page link icon4th Floor Medical Ward

WCH page link iconRose Ward

WCH page link iconAdolescent Ward

WCH page link iconPaediatric Intensive Care / High Dependency Unit


General Business – Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Contact Information

Head of Department of General Medicine
Dr David G Thomas


4th Floor Good Friday Building

Mailing address

Department of General Medicine
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006


Ph (08) 8161 6484

Fax (08) 8161 6447

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last modified: 02 Aug 2018