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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.

The Taikurrinthi – Together in Partnership Award

The Taikurrinthi – Together in Partnership Award recognises those who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

‘Taikurrinthi’ is a Kaurna word meaning ‘together in partnership’. It was introduced to WCHN by the Aboriginal Liaison Unit to emphasise the benefits of a partnership approach.

Winner:

The Tackling Racism Strategy Working Group

The Tackling Racism Strategy Working Group is being recognised for its commitment to meaningful gains in Aboriginal health and wellbeing.

The Working Group consists of Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal staff members who are passionate about addressing racism across our services for our consumers and staff.

The focus has been on actioning change through the development of the evidence based Zero Tolerance to Racism Campaign and Enduring Strategy, which is the first of its kind across SA Health.

The Dual Naming Project

The team behind the Dual Naming Project is being recognised for its diligent work, in partnership with the Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi (KWK) language group, to translate almost 30 place names across the Women’s and Children’s Hospital into Kaurna language.

This project aims to acknowledge the strong connection to country of our Aboriginal staff and consumers and pays respect to the traditional owners of the land on which our hospital stands.