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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.

This award recognises those who have contributed to enhancing hospital care through one or more of the strategies below:

  • Provide a coordinated hospital system.
  • Improve health outcomes, and safety and quality, for people in hospital care.
  • Improve efficiency and effectiveness of hospital care.
  • Reduce dependency on hospitals.
  • Provide an attractive learning environment for health professionals.
  • Improve the overall consumer experience.


Burns Digital Referral Service

This service helps manage the treatment of burns for children who live in remote and rural areas. By virtually supporting their treatment, they often avoid the need to travel long distances to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.


Naso-Alveolar Moulding (NAM) Service

NAM is a pre-surgical therapy for children born with a cleft lip and/ or palate, which helps direct the growth of the baby’s gums and shaping of the nose using a plate. The joint project between Cleft & Craniofacial SA and the WCHN Paediatric Dentistry Unit empowers families to be involved in their child’s health care and achieves better surgical outcomes.

The Gender Diversity Service Multidisciplinary Team

This team brings together staff from different departments to provide a service which recognises the unique physical, emotional, educational and social needs of gender diverse young people and works collaboratively to support their wellbeing. Feedback from young people has highlighted an improvement in self-esteem, self-worth, confidence and mental health. Gender diverse young people have indicated that newly developed resources have helped them feel seen, heard, and supported in their personal journeys.