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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 demonstrate excellence in the provision of effective and client-focused support services, and who consistently display the WCHN values of Compassion, Respect, Equity, Accountability and working Together for Excellence in the way they behave and interact with our patients, clients, partners, and each other.

Elizabeth Beckett

Libby has been integral to the Ngangkita Ngartu team for five years while pursuing full time midwifery studies. She was pivotal in the establishment of a new Model of Care, the recruitment of Aboriginal maternal and infant care trainees, and an Aboriginal midwife. Elizabeth embodies cultural understanding and respect, while addressing barriers to healthcare access for Aboriginal women.

Paediatric Emergency Department Neurodiversity and Inclusive Care Project

The Paediatric Emergency Department Neurodiversity and Inclusive Care Project was formed to improve accessibility and inclusivity of care in the emergency department for neurodiverse young people. The program focuses on care for neurodiverse consumers at risk of developing hospital-based trauma, when undergoing clinical procedures.

GP Liaison and Integration Unit

The GP Liaison and Integration Unit works across the Network to improve communication and flow of patients and information between hospital and community healthcare. Their focus on positively influencing culture, improving collaboration and equity is helping patients access quality care.