Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
General Medicine

General Medicine

The Department of General Medicine in one form or another is the oldest medical department in the hospital and was established at the foundation of the Adelaide Children's Hospital. The Department runs the largest inpatient paediatric service in the hospital and sees outpatients both at the North Adelaide site and its satellite clinic at The Parks Community Health Service. We have strong links with other paediatric units in the city and care for patients referred from these units. We also provide support to paediatricians in country areas of the state as well as Mildura, Broken Hill and Alice Springs.

How to access the service

A written referral should be faxed to the Outpatient Department fax (08) 8161 6246 for public patients and (08) 8161 6447 for private patients wishing to see Drs Conway, Egan, Pearson, Ketteridge, Lee, Thomas, Baulderstone and Machet.

Information for families

The Department assesses paediatric medical problems across a broad spectrum and works closely with various subspecialty units of the hospital. The work of the Department covers not only physical disease but also behavioural issues. Each consultant member has a slightly different emphasis in their areas of practice.

When you come for an appointment, please bring your child's health record (blue book) and any other information you might have about your child's health such as letters from other doctors, test results etc. If you are worried about your child's development or behaviour then school reports, letters from your child's teacher and similar information can be very useful for the doctor seeing your child.

Family resource page:

The Department has a resources page with various links and resources for families and children. Click here to access the page.

Research Activity

Quality improvement


4th Floor Medical Ward
Rose Ward
Adolescent Ward
Paediatric Intensive Care/High Dependency Unit


General Business Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Contact Information

Head of Department of General Medicine
Dr David Thomas


4th Floor Good Friday Building

Mailing address

Department of General Medicine
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006


Ph (08) 8161 6484

Fax (08) 8161 6447

last modified: 05 Apr 2016