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CEO’s Award for Excellence in Healthcare

WCHN Awards 2022 feature

All finalists are nominated in this category, with the winner chosen by the CEO of WCHN, Lindsey Gough.

Lindsey is recognising overall excellence in healthcare at the Network. The award recognises projects or people who have designed and implemented innovations that demonstrate multiple benefits such as improved quality of care, increased efficiency, environmental impacts, population health outcomes and person and family-centred care.



Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this virtual service provides specialist support for South Australian children and young people diagnosed with COVID-19 and is managed by specialist staff at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

The team virtually assess children with COVID-19 and offer support and medical advice to families in their own home. Set up in just 2 months, the service ensured children were able to stay at home as much as possible, but offers a safe space for face-to-face care if needed.