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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.

Helen Mayo House – Midwifery Rotation

Helen Mayo House provides inpatient services for parents with significant mental health problems in the postnatal period. The implementation of midwifery rotations with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and the Women and Babies Division has provided a highly valuable opportunity for midwives to share their skills and experience while improving postpartum care for new parents.

Mallee Ward – Reduction in Restrictive Practices

Mallee Ward is an inpatient unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, caring for children and young people with acute mental health needs. Staff committed to reducing the use of seclusion and restrictive practices within the unit with the new approach successfully seeing a 74% reduction in restraint episodes and an 87% reduction in seclusion episodes over the past year.

Rehabilitation Orthopaedic Service

Established to support children and young people with complex neuromuscular conditions that are undergoing lower limb surgery, the Rehabilitation Orthopaedic Service has enhanced the consumer experience by offering a comprehensive and coordinated multi-disciplinary assessment, planning and support from pre-to-post surgery.