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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.

Building a Health Network

The Women's and Children's Health Network began life in 2004 as the Children, Youth and Women's Health Service.

Children, Youth and Women's Health Service (2004–2011)

On 1 July 2004, the Women's and Children's Hospital joined with Child and Youth Health (CYH) to become the Children, Youth and Women's Health Service (CYWHS), an initiative arising out of the South Australian Government's Generational Health Review.

The government's reform agenda identified a number of opportunities to improve the quality and safety of health services. One opportunity was a far more integrated governance and management structure and this led to the establishment of three organisations, the Central Northern, Southern Adelaide and the Children, Youth and Women's Health Services.

Women's and Children's Health Network (2011–present)

On 1 July 2011, the Children, Youth and Women's Health Service was renamed 'Women's and Children's Health Network' (WCHN).