The Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) is South Australia’s leading provider of specialty care and health services for women, babies, children and young people, and their families.
WCHN puts consumers and community at the centre of everything we do to ensure that we:
- provide outstanding care and service
- enhance our culture and leadership
- design and deliver a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital
- strengthen partnerships and expand innovation
- inspire others, share specialist knowledge and deliver excellence through research, education and learning
- deliver an integrated WCHN.
The Women’s and Children’s Health Network includes the following health services:
Our Mission, Vision and Values
At the Women's and Children's Health Network, our story starts with our consumers and communities who are at the centre of everything that we do.
Mission: To improve the health and wellbeing of families and communities by providing integrated care and support
Vision: To be a leading and respected health network for women, babies, children, young people and their families
Values: Compassion, Respect, Equity, Accountability, Together for Excellence - CREATE. Together
The Women's and Children's Health Network is one of 10 publicly funded South Australian Local Health Networks delivering hospital and community-based services.
The WCHN is led and managed by the Chief Executive Officer, Lindsey Gough, who reports to the WCHN Governing Board. The Governing Board is responsible and accountable to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing.
WCHN's Executive structure includes both strategic and clinical leadership positions, and has been designed to ensure that the WCHN is able to successfully respond to the objectives of the Government's health agenda.