Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Visiting a Patient at the WCH

For Visitors

Visiting a Patient at the WCH

The Women's and Children's Hospital has a commitment to provide visitors access to patient wards in line with our person and family-centred care approach.

Family and friends of patients at the Women's and Children's Hospital are welcome to visit.

The Hospital is located at 72 King William Road, North Adelaide. There are car parks and entrances to the hospital on Kermode Street and the corner of Brougham Place and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue. Click Link iconhere for a map of the hospital or WCH page link iconhere for a street map.

For information about our many departments, please visit the Link iconservices area of our site.

The Women's and Children's Hospital has a number of useful services on site, such as
Link iconbanking facilities and shops.

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours vary according to the needs of individual patients. Please contact the ward where the patient is staying before coming to visit.

Visiting hours in the postnatal and antenatal/gynaecology wards are from 1pm to 8pm daily. A rest period is encouraged between 1pm and 2pm. Visitors will not be admitted during this time.

At all times space must be available at the bedside to allow staff safe access to patients and emergency equipment. Please ensure that there are no more than three visitors at one time. In some instances there may be further restrictions on the number of visitors allowed.

To find out about visiting hours for all other patients and for details of where you will find a patient, please:

  • telephone the Hospital switchboard on (08) 8161 7000, or
  • ask at the enquiry desk at the entrance to the Queen Victoria Building (women patients), or
  • ask at the enquiry desk near the Kermode Street entrance (child patients).

Please be considerate

To help prevent the spread of infection, we ask that people who are unwell or have any of the following infectious illnesses do not visit the hospital:

  • Cough/cold or sore throat
  • Flu like symptoms
  • An upset stomach
  • Measles
  • Chickenpox
  • Mumps
  • Shingles
  • Whooping cough
  • Skin infections, eg. head lice
  • Impetigo (school sores)
  • Scabies
  • Tuberculosis

The WCH is a smoke-free hospital.  Please do not smoke in or near our buildings.

last modified: 27 Jul 2017