Welcome to WHA!

WHA is the peak body for hospitals providing maternity & women's healthcare across Australia. With more than 110 member services, WHA members support nearly 150,000 women to give birth every year across Australia (more than 2/3 of public births), making us the largest women’s health advocacy, networking & maternity benchmarking organisation in Australia.

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  • Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is responsible for providing community health and hospital care for people living in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region.The Local Health District consists of both urban and semi-rural areas, covering almost 9,179 square kilometres and an estimated resident population of almost 350,000 people. The Dharug, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri people are acknowledged as the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land in our District.
  • Wide Bay Hospital & Health Service, QLD is the local hospital network covering the south eastern region of Queensland, north of Brisbane.
  • St John of God Midland Public Hospital is Perth’s newest hospital providing free medical and surgical care for patients in the east metropolitan and Wheatbelt regions. We provide a comprehensive range of services including emergency medicine, critical care, day chemotherapy, paediatric care, aged and stroke care, maternity and general surgery. Our 307-bed public hospital is operated under a public-private partnership between the State Government and St John of God Health Care. 

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