Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Short Stay Ward

Short Stay Ward

A 16-bed Short Stay Ward is attached to and run by the Paediatric Emergency Department.  Children are admitted to the ward from Emergency for a short period for observation, while awaiting a bed in a main ward or for an overnight stay.

Every child admitted overnight is seen by a consultant paediatrician who assesses the child's suitabilty for discharge.

The ward has four, two and one bed areas.  These are allocated according to the medical condition of your child so, for example, a child with an infectious condition will be isolated in the one bed area.

The ward is located on the ground floor of the Hospital, accessible from Kermode Street, Sir Edwin Smith Avenue and Brougham Place.

The team includes nurses, doctors, allied health workers, patient service attendants and clerical staff.

Contact Information

Unit Head

Medical Unit Head, Paediatric Emergency
Dr Jeremy Raftos


Ground Floor, Reiger Building

Mailing Address

Short Stay Ward
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide 
South Australia 5006


Ph (08) 8161 7288

last modified: 29 Aug 2017