Skip to main content
Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Design Phase

Block and stack feature 2

Our new hospital has reached another major milestone with consultation now open on the proposed ’block and stack’ plans, which map out where clinical services and departments could be located within each of the new building’s 12 levels.

First look at Block and Stack plans for the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Our new hospital has reached another major milestone with consultation now open on the proposed ’block and stack’ plans, which map out where clinical services and departments could be located within each of the new building’s 12 levels.

This is an exciting next step as we move from the planning phase into the design process and look at how our new hospital could be designed to meet current health needs and future growth.

Staff and consumer engagement has been integral in the development of these ‘Block and Stack’ drawings.

The contemporary healthcare design will ensure our new facility will be adaptable and will respond to the evolution of models of care while supporting clinical safety, efficient patient flows, pandemic response, and fast and reliable transfers.

This is an important step in the early design process and we encourage staff and consumers to provide feedback on the proposed location of clinical spaces within our new hospital.

The ‘Block and Stack’ plans are available here:

Consumers and staff were recently invited to provide their feedback about the plans. The consultation period has now closed. If you have any feedback or questions about the nWCH, please contact nWCHengagement@sa.gov.au.

We will continue to listen closely to feedback during this next phase to ensure we have the right connections and flow within the nWCH to optimise patient care.

We know there is a lot more detailed architectural work to do, such as finalising individual room sizes, workspace and office layouts and landscaping, but we are currently focused on getting the clinical spaces within the hospital right.

We are excited about what’s to come, and how these ‘Block and Stack’ plans will evolve over time.

Click on the links below for more information about the plans.