Women's and Children's Hospital

Childcare Health Physical Health
72 King William Rd, North Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia

The Women’s and Children’s Hospital/Ngankiku Ngartuku Kukuwardli is South Australia’s largest specialist facility for women’s and children’s health.

We are the leading provider of care for children with acute and chronic conditions in South Australia, and the State’s largest maternity and obstetric service. We also provide important community-based services.

In Kaurna language, the hospital is known as Ngangiki Ngartuku Kukuwardli, which means “A place of health that cares for women during pregnancy and birthing, babies, children and young people.”

The WCH cares for women and children, across the areas of paediatric medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, neonatology, mental health and disability, rehabilitation and allied health, seeing more than 230,000 outpatients and 33,000 inpatients annually.

Each year we more than 46,000 children present at our Paediatric Emergency Department, and almost 5,000 babies are born at the hospital.