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WCHN COVID-19 Response

COVID-19

The Women's and Children's Health Network is doing everything in its power to ensure the safety of our staff and consumers and is well-prepared to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The health and wellbeing of our patients, their carers and our staff is our number one priority at all times.

This page contains information from the Women's and Children's Health Network about how COVID-19 may affect the way we deliver care to South Australian women, babies, children, young people and their families.

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To keep up to date with all the latest public health advice on COVID-19, please visit the
Link iconSA Health website.

For information regarding the state's government agencies response on COVID-19, visit
Link iconCOVID-19.sa.gov.au.

Visitor restrictions

The WCH is currently restricting visitor numbers and kindly ask that you limit visitors to two support people, per patient per day.

COVID-19 2-visitor rule

Each visitor will be asked to undergo a health screening and receive an armband for that day.

We understand there will be exceptional circumstances and we encourage families to speak with their medical team for further support.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to work together to ensure we comply with social distancing guidelines and keep our community COVID Safe.

Follow these steps to help us protect our staff and patients:

  • A maximum of two visitors per patient per day.
  • If you’re unwell, please stay home and visit when you are better.
  • Practice good hand hygiene.

Hospital Services

A number of services at the Women's and Children's Hospital are on hold to ensure we comply with social distancing and capacity requirements.

For the latest information on food and drink services, WCH page link iconclick here, and a reminder that our Café is currently only taking Credit Card/Eftpos payments.

The Starlight Express Room is currently closed for visits but our Starlight Captains are keeping our paediatric patients entertained using Starlight TV.

Our Clown Doctors are also keeping safe at home, but they sent this video to all our consumers.

Telehealth appointments

If there is any change to your child's appointment the clinic will contact you.

We are embracing the use of technology and conducting and some, less urgent, follow up appointments via telephone or Skype/Telehealth so that patients are not travelling to the hospital unnecessarily.

WCH COVID-19 Clinic

The Women's and Children's Hospital COVID-19 testing clinic is open 7 days a week from 9 am until 8 pm, and is located in Ground Floor outpatients (Kermode St Entrance).

To see if you fit the current testing criteria, please visit the Link iconSA Health Website or call the
SA COVID-19 Information line 1800 253 787.

Alternative COVID-19 Clinic locations

Specialised SA Health-operated COVID-19 clinics are now located at the following locations:

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Flinders Medical Centre
  • Lyell McEwin Hospital

Regional Clinics

  • Gawler Health Service
  • Kangaroo Island Health Service
  • Mount Barker Hospital
  • Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service
  • Riverland General Hospital
  • South Coast District Hospital
  • Tanunda War Memorial Hospital
  • Yorke & Northern Local Health Network

To view more testing clinics, including drive-through clinics, please visit Link iconSA Health COVID-19 Clinics and Testing Centres.

If you are worried but well, contact the National Coronavirus Information Hotline on 1800 020 080 or the SA COVID-19 hotline.

Videos

If you are pregnant, or planning a pregnancy, we understand that the current situation with COVID-19 may be causing you concern. What does it mean for you?

Clinical Director of the Women's and Babies Division at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Professor Jodie Dodd has some advice on what to expect when you are expecting during this difficult time.

For health professionals

Link iconCoronavirus disease (COVID-19): information for health professionals

last modified: 23 Jun 2020