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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 Excellence in Consumer Partnerships Award 2024

WCHN Awards 2024 feature

This award recognises outstanding leadership and outcomes in strengthening partnerships with our consumers and volunteers.

It also supports the priorities of WCHN’s Consumer and Community Engagement Strategy and the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHSS) by recognising supportive partnerships with the community, consumers and/or carers.

Chronic Pain Service – Education Resource Project

The Chronic Pain Service partnered with consumers, students, parents, and educators to develop education video resources. This partnership empowered caregivers and community services in understanding paediatric chronic pain from a consumer-driven perspective while also helping to increase school participation for young people living with chronic pain.

Yarrow Place – Lived Experience Training Program

The Lived Experience Training Program from Yarrow Place is designed for professionals to learn the knowledge and skills required to provide trauma informed responses to people who disclose sexual violence. The training emphasises the consumer voice by integrating their lived experience in its development and through presentations from consumers willing to share their story.

WCHN Feedback Circle

Consisting primarily of consumer advocates, the Consumer Engagement team responsible for the WCHN Feedback Circle works in partnership with the Network to co-design ways of capturing consumer feedback and their experiences, with the aim to improve healthcare service, delivery, planning and outcomes.