The Women’s and Children’s Hospital is the state’s largest provider of speciality care for women, children and babies, playing a vital role in the birth and care of many South Australians.
While planning the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, the State Government received a lot of feedback about the importance of collocating the Women’s and Children’s Hospital with the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. The Government has responded to this feedback and invites you to have a say on the proposal.
A new Women’s and Children’s Hospital would:
- Consider the future health needs of South Australians with a new, state of the art hospital.
- Support complex obstetric and paediatric services with access to adult emergency specialist support and intensive care should they be needed. This ensures women won’t be separated from their newborn babies should they need adult specialist care.
- Provide a smooth transition to adult services for adolescents with serious illnesses requiring ongoing care.
- Offer efficient use of public resources through sharing of facilities and medical equipment, where appropriate.
- Continue to give South Australians access to world-class clinicians who are attracted to live and work here thanks to the teaching and education opportunities that come with the southern hemisphere’s largest health and biomedical precinct.
This is a broad proposal and we are seeking feedback from the community, clinicians and interested parties. Details about budget, timeframes and services would be determined in consultation with the community and clinicians.
You can provide feedback about this proposal by completing the short online survey by Sunday, 12 January 2014. Click here to take the survey.
For more information please visit www.newWCH.sa.gov.au.