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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.


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This interactive timeline brings the New WCH Project to life, charting the inception of the New WCH Taskforce to the present day. Scroll down to view the entries in chronological order.


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May 2023
New WCH Master Plan Revealed
The New WCH has reached another major milestone with the release of the Master Plan for the Barracks site. The Master Plan reveals key details about the benefits our new hospital will deliver for South Australian women, children and their families.
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May 2023
'Block and Stack' Plans Released
The ‘block and stack’ plans for our new hospital on the Barrack’s site have been released. The plans map out where clinical services and departments could be located within each of the new building’s 10 levels.


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November 2022
New WCH Legislation Passed
Legislation to fast-track the development of the New Women’s and Children’s Hospital has passed through both houses of parliament, allowing the next stage of planning works to begin on our new, world-class hospital.
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September 2022
New Site Identified
The State government have announced that the nWCH will now be built at the SAPOL Barracks site, near the Royal Adelaide Hospital, providing space for both hospitals to expand in the future.


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May 2021
nWCH Project reaches an Australia-first milestone
The new Women's and Children's Hospital will be Australia’s first all-electric hospital.


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July 2020
Consultation begins on nWCH
The nWCH Engagement Strategy has been released
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January 2020
nWCH Leadership Forum
More than 200 leaders from across the Women’s and Children’s Health Network took part in a planning workshop


June 2019
Government go-ahead
The State Government announced a $550 million funding commitment to begin planning for a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital.


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May 2018
nWCH Taskforce membership announced
The new WCH Taskforce membership has been released
April 2018
nWCH Taskforce Head announced
A Taskforce has been established to drive the co-location of a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital with the Royal Adelaide Hospital