Welcome to WHA!

WHA is the peak body for hospitals providing maternity & women's healthcare across Australia. With more than 90 member services, WHA members support nearly 150,000 women to give birth every year across Australia (or more than 60% of public births), making us the largest women’s health advocacy, networking & maternity benchmarking organisation in Australia.

WHA welcomes new members Country Health SA Local Health Network, Redcliffe Hospital (QLD) and Broken Hill Base Hospital (NSW)

  • Country Health SA Local Health Network (CHSALHN) is part of SA Health which oversees the rural health system in South Australia.  There are 21 services across Country SA which will take part in WHA. They are transforming health care and delivering health benefits to rural and remote South Australia.
  • Redcliffe Hospital offers a wide range of healthcare services to women and their babies from the Redcliffe Peninsula and surrounding areas.  The dedicated team has a reputation for providing high quality care, and do their very best to ensure that your comfort and needs are met through the very high standards achieved at the hospital.  
  • Far West Local Health District (Broken Hill) is a rural teaching hospital providing a range of inpatient and outpatient services including emergency, general medical and surgical, mental health, maternity, gynaecology, paediatrics, renal dialysis, rehabilitation, critical care, diagnostic services, cancer care and palliative care. It also provides a wide range of primary and community health services.

Upcoming WHA Events 2016

WHA Safety & Quality Forum

This forum will focus on following up on WHA's 2 major projects, those being; reducing Induction of Labour and Caesarian Section. The agenda for this meeting can be found here. If you would like to register an interest in attending this meeting (to be held in Melbourne on the 29th & 30th November) please e-mail Michelle here.

WHA Special Interest Groups

WHA has 11 Special Interest Groups that meet regularly by teleconference to share information, ideas, tools and resources on solutions to common problems and innovative practices to improve outcomes. To take part in one of these groups please e-mail us