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Acknowledgement
The Women’s and Children’s Health Network acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of Country throughout South Australia. We acknowledge and respect their ongoing and deep spiritual connection and relationship to land, air, sea, waters, community and country. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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

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.

If GP teams have feedback or questions about the services at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, they can contact the GPLIU via:

Please use the details listed below for Patient Information requests – do not contact the GPLIU.

GP News

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.

Phone:

SA Pathology Results

GPs can access SA Pathology results online:

Clinical Advice and Urgent Care


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.

Emergency Care – SA Health

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


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 Referral Information


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:

Connecting with a GP – Resources

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:

For Consumers

The following resources can help families connect with general practitioners or medical centres for their children's health problems.