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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 Out of Hospital Strategies and Care Award 2024

WCHN Awards 2024 feature

This award recognises those who have demonstrated a contribution to out of hospital strategies and care, through one or more of the strategies below:

  • Facilitate effective coordination and continuity of care.
  • Minimise the pressure on our health system.
  • Delivery of quality care closer to home.

Forensic Services Saturday Clinic (CAMHS)

The Forensic Services Saturday Clinic provides multidisciplinary mental health services to youth detained in Kurlana Tapa Youth Justice Centre. The addition of Saturday services has improved access to culturally informed mental health support for high-risk adolescents, reducing the need for emergency department visits and enhancing triage, assessment, and treatment.

Country Emergency Department Pathways (CAMHS)

Young people presenting to regional hospitals for emergency mental healthcare are being fast-tracked thanks to the streamlined Country Emergency Department Pathway. Their same day assessments enable quicker access to local community-based mental health services while reducing the need for transfers to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Virtual Women’s Assessment Service

Staffed by highly experienced midwives, the Virtual Women’s Assessment Service significantly improves access to urgent care and advice for South Australian women who are less than 20 weeks pregnant, or with gynaecological concerns, in the comfort of their own home or community.