Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide – Construction and Upgrades
WCH Construction and Updates – Paediatric Emergency Department Redevelopment

Construction and Upgrades

Big things are happening here

Paediatric Emergency Department Redevelopment

Premier Steven Marshall and the Honourable Stephen Wade MLC recently visited the Women's and Children's Hospital to launch the exciting major upgrades to the Paediatric Emergency Department (PED).
Works have now commenced, with the entry and waiting area temporarily relocated as part of the upgrade.

The Paediatric Emergency Department is one of four clinical areas to be redeveloped as part of the $50 million upgrade at the hospital. It will include:

  • An improved triage area
  • Dedicated mental health assessment spaces
  • Larger waiting areas
  • A refurbished negative pressure room
  • Improved clinical support areas
  • Multi-purpose consultation spaces

PDF iconPaediatric Emergency Department Redevelopment Plan  (578kb)

PDF iconPaediatric Emergency Department Redevelopment – Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at some of the highlights captured at a recent press conference with Premier Steven Marshall, the Honourable Stephen Wade MLC, WCHN CEO Lindsey Gough, PED Medical Unit Head Dr Malcolm Higgins, and patient Oscar with mum Jess.


Redevelopment begins

It's o-fish-al, our Paediatric Emergency Department is being upgraded, so we are temporarily relocating our fishy friends.

We know many of our patients and families will miss the fish, but don't worry, they will be returned in early 2020 to their newly renovated home.


last modified: 13 Nov 2019