General Practice Hub
GP Liaison and Integration Unit (GPLIU)
The Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) GP Liaison and Integration Unit is building capacity, relationships and collaborations between General Practitioners, the Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) and WCHN community services.
We are focused on improving communication, care coordination and flow, as patients move between WCH, General Practice and community health services. We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of families and communities by providing integrated care and support.
GP Liaison and Integration Consultants
- Dr Emily Roxburgh (Monday and Wednesday)
- Dr Helen Parry (Tuesday and Thursday)
Contacting the GPLIU
Please join our contact list via the link below. We would like to help GP teams connect with the Women's and Children's Health Network. We plan to share information that is relevant to GPs a few times a year.
Information for SA GPs about the e-Referral Program
View the webinar from WCHN GP Integration Unit, RACGP-SA, Digital Health SA and HealthLink:
WCHN GP Newsletters
Statewide eReferral Program – Moving Away from the Fax
The Women’s and Children’s Hospital will be the first SA Health hospital to accept electronic referrals to outpatient clinics starting from Wednesday 13 September 2023, replacing fax and letter referrals.
Patient Information Requests
Inpatient clinical enquiries
Phone WCH Switchboard on 08 8161 7000 and page the clinical team.
Discharge Summary Information, Outpatient Correspondence, Medical Records
Contact WCHN Release of Information Office via:
Information will usually be provided within approximately 3 working days.
A signed consent form from your patient is requested if your medical centre is not recorded by the WCH as the patient’s regular GP / medical centre. If you are the referring GP, please make a note on the request in lieu of the patient consent.
Details of the patient’s regular GP can updated at the same time if required.
Outpatient Appointment Information
Information regarding referral letters, waiting time or triage.
SA Pathology Results
GPs can access SA Pathology results online:
- iPATH – SA Pathology (login required)
Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service (CAVUCS): 6 months – 17 years
The Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service (CAVUCS) is an Emergency Department (ED) avoidance service to manage children requiring urgent review by qualified medical and nursing professionals.
This service is open 7 days a week, from 9:00am – 9:00pm, providing virtual care for children from 6 months up to 18 years of age.
CAVUCS also provides same day clinical advice for GPs throughout South Australia to assist with management of paediatric patients who are acutely unwell. To access this service, please call WCH switchboard on 08 8161 7000 and ask for the Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service.
Clinical advice for infants aged under 6 months
Please phone WCH switchboard on 08 8161 7000 and request to speak to the relevant clinical team or the paediatric registrar. CAVUCS does not provide information about infants aged under 6 months.
WCH Emergency Department
Visit this page for information about the WCH emergency department.
All public emergency departments provide emergency services to children, regardless of COVID status when not suitable for community or CAVUCS care.
A guide to waiting times at Adelaide Emergency Departments is available on the Emergency Department Dashboard (SA Health).
Other Urgent Care Services in SA
Priority Care Centres (SA Health)
Priority Care Centres provide community-based healthcare and treatment for eligible patients who would otherwise be seeking a service from a SA Health Emergency Department.
There are Emergency Departments in public hospitals across metropolitan Adelaide and in peri-urban areas. All are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Health Pathways provide clear and concise guidance for assessing and managing a patient with a particular symptom or condition. Pathways also include information about referral options in the local health system.
Outpatient GP referral information and List of clinics is available on this page:
Electronic Referrals and Referral Forms
The WCH now accepts HealthLink eReferrals from GPs and referring clinicians. More details on the following link:
For WCHN Staff
Every family will benefit from having a regular GP or medical centre. Children with chronic health problems should have regular review with their GP rather than wait for a problem or deterioration of their health condition, e.g. monthly, once per school term. Find out more:
The following resources can help families connect with general practitioners or medical centres for their children's health problems.