Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

If Your Child is Having Surgery

My Trip to Hospital

These videos are designed for children aged between 3 and 6 years old and 7 and 12 years old.

We understand that coming to hospital can be stressful and your child may be anxious

Our aim is to help you and your child prepare for their surgery or procedure and their stay in hospital whether it be as a day only patient or a longer stay.

Please watch the short video about what to expect when your child is coming to hospital for a surgery or a procedure.

We also have a range of colouring in books which are age related which helps prepare your child for their hospital visit.

If you have any questions about your child’s surgical admission or would like a colouring in book sent to you, please call the Elective Pre-Admission Coordinator on 8161 7714: Monday - Friday, 8-4 pm.

"My Trip to Hospital": 3–6yr old


"My Trip to Hospital": 7–12yr old


Most children having an elective procedure (operation) are admitted to the WCH page link iconDOSA (Day of Surgery Admissions) Unit.

WCH page link iconInformation about Day Surgery

WCH page link iconInformation about an overnight stay



last modified: 29 Sep 2017