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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.

This award 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.

WINNER:

CaFHS Oaklands Park Leading Change Team

This team successfully implemented electronic medical records into a community healthcare setting, allowing more people to access appointments for their child’s health and development checks. By leveraging digital technology, the team were able to enhance consumer access to care and increase efficiency for staff. This electronic scheduling system is now being implemented across the whole of CaFHS.

Finalists:

WCH Foundation Laklinyeri Beach House

Since 2019, this purpose built beach house has provided over 110 families with children who have complex medical needs or life-limiting conditions an opportunity to have a safe holiday together. Located in Encounter Lakes, it offers a non-clinical, home-like environment for these families, with the option of having in-house care workers present. It is fully equipped and accessible to cater to their specific medical requirements.

Michel Wyman – Young Parents Program

Michel leads the Young Parents Program which facilitates groups for young parents, connects them to medical care, and provides educational pathways for those who have disengaged from school. Michel has successfully secured approximately $1.5 million in grant funding over the past three years, demonstrating dedication and collaboration with funding bodies and service providers. Michel’s innovative, flexible and responsive approach has resulted in the program quadrupling in size to continue to support community.