Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

WCHN History

The Adelaide Children's Hospital Site

The main hospital site is bounded by King William Road, Kermode Street, Edwin Smith Avenue and Brougham Place, North Adelaide.

The first building was the Samuel Way Building, erected in 1878. It was demolished in 1965.

Samuel Way Building circa 1897

Samuel Way Building C

Now the oldest building is the Angas Building, opened in 1893. It was a gift from the Hon. John Howard Angas. Next to it is the second oldest building, the Alan Campbell Building, opened in 1897 and named after a founder of the hospital.

Ward in Angas Building circa 1893

Ward in Angas Building

Other buildings include:

  • The Good Friday Building, named in recognition of donations to Easter Appeals
  • The Clarence Rieger Building, named after a former President of the hospital.
  • The Rogerson Building named after hospital benefactor Mr. Robert Rogerson.
  • The Queen Victoria Building named after the former Maternity Hospital of that name.
  • The present Samuel Way Building named after the first President of the hospital.
  • The Michell Building named after benefactor Mr. George H. Michell.


Further reading: The Adelaide Children’s Hospital 1876 – 1976 by Margaret Barbalet.

last modified: 23 Aug 2018