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Information last updated 17 November 2022
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Big Plans, better care for the long term

The New Women’s & Children’s Hospital

The State Government has announced details of the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital, located near the Royal Adelaide Hospital at the SAPOL Barracks site. This new location provides both hospitals with room for future expansion, when we need it.

The new Women’s and Children’s Hospital will be 25% bigger than the current hospital, and built on a larger site providing flexibility now and into future.

It will be a state-of-the-art facility that will give South Australian families access to the most advanced hospital care, technology and medical research for generations to come.

At a Glance

Critical care services on one floor
Critical care
on one floor
4 bed ICU for women
4 bed ICU
for women
Dedicated Heliport
56 more overnight beds than current WCH
56 more overnight beds than current WCH
Future capacity for 20 extra beds.
Future capacity
for 20 extra beds.
Future-proofing for cardiac surgery
Future-proofing for cardiac surgery
Parklands connectivity
Capacity for WCH and RAH to expand
Capacity for
to expand

A bigger Women’s & Children’s Hospital is something we all need.

Jodie Dodd
I've worked as a doctor at the Women's and Children's Hospital for more than 20 years. It's been a rewarding time, and the hospital is an important asset within our state's health system. But, with our population growing and our health requirements growing too, I can see our current hospital starting to feel the pressure.

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