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.
To find out about COVID-19 testing, go to our COVID-19 Screening Clinic page.
The WCH is currently restricting visitor numbers.
One carer/support person can accompany patients attending an Outpatients appointment, the Paediatric Emergency Department or Women's Assessment Service.
For inpatient areas we kindly ask that you limit visitors to two support people, per patient per day.
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.
If a visitor is unwell, we ask that you please stay home and visit when you are better.
We also encourage you to practise good hand hygiene and have provided hand sanitising stations throughout the hospital for your convenience.
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.
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, click here, and a reminder that our CafÃ© 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.
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.
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.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): information for health professionals