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The One Network Award – Excellence in Community Services

WCHN Awards 2022 feature

The One Network Award – Excellence in Community Services recognises services that enable women, babies, children, young people and their families to receive care in their own communities, closer to home.The individual or group will demonstrate effective collaboration and an innovative approach to providing care in the community.

Nominations were encouraged to demonstrate how they are contributing to the priority of Strategy 2026 – Realising Potential, Creating Together to "Create one health network".

Winner:

Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service (CAVUCS)

The CAVUCS delivers an effective and innovative approach in providing expert medical advice and assessment virtually for children aged 6 months to 17 years with the aim of reducing the need for unnecessary Paediatric Emergency Department presentations.

This service continues to receive recognition for leadership in service delivery through waiting time reduction and greater access for remote and regional families.

Finalists:

My Place Program

The My Place Program seeks to reduce gaps in health care engagement for vulnerable young people who are currently, or have previously been, under the Guardianship of the Chief Executive, who have complex histories of trauma and are considering, or currently experiencing a pregnancy.

The program is being recognised for its dedication and innovative approach in the application of trauma specialist responses and reducing barriers to engagement in the healthcare system.

Ann Wiseman, CaFHS Nurse Consultant

Ann is being recognised for her role as COVIDKids Nurse Consultant in managing the number of infants admitted to the program.

She has been a crucial link between hospital and community services through her support of vulnerable families affected by COVID-19.

In addition to embracing telehealth technology, Ann has demonstrated collaboration across SA Health and a wide range of multi-disciplinary teams to bring about coordinated and community-focused care.