The Women’s and Children’s Health Network provides services to women, babies, children, young people and their families, across South Australia, far-west New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

We provide holistic care through our 7 State-wide services at more than 150 community sites, as well as the State’s largest maternity and paediatric hospital, The Women’s and Children’s Hospital located at North Adelaide.

Our community sites are located across metropolitan Adelaide, regional and remote South Australia and support the following services.

Our Services

Women’s and Children’s HospitalOur hospital is the leading provider of care for children with acute and chronic conditions in South Australia, and we are the State’s largest maternity and obstetric service. We see more than 230 000 outpatients and 30 000 inpatients annually across the areas of paediatric medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, neonatology, mental health and disability, rehabilitation and allied health.

Aboriginal Health - WCHN is committed to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal women, children and families. We provide our staff with learning and development opportunities in Aboriginal culture, to help build culturally appropriate, relevant and accessible services.

Child & Adolescent Mental Health ServiceA free community-based tertiary mental health service providing care to those with severe and/or complex mental health needs.

Child & Family Health ServiceA free service supporting the health, wellbeing and development of all South Australian families with children aged 0-5 years.

Metropolitan Youth HealthFree clinical health services (primarily for physical health issues) to young people aged 12-25 with a focus on under 18 years, in the Adelaide metropolitan-wide community

Cedar Health ServiceHolistic care and support for people 16 years and over, who have been subjected to abusive and unsafe behaviour from a partner or ex-partner.

Yarrow Place and Sexual Assault ServiceA service for anyone who has been sexually assaulted

If you work with us, you will be part of a team who are highly regarded as a centre for excellence in research and as one of the State's major teaching hospitals, we have strong connections with the three South Australian universities to support the training of hundreds of health professionals each year.

Clinical Divisions

The following clinical divisions support tertiary care at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

  • Paediatric Medicine
  • Surgical Services
  • Women’s and Babies
  • Allied Health and Sub-Acute care
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS)

Support Services

Key support divisions include:

  • Corporate Governance and Risk
  • Clinical Governance
  • Finance
  • People and Culture
  • Corporate Administration
  • Building Services
  • Food Services
  • Media and Communications