Enhancing the health and wellbeing of women and babies
by supporting maternity hospitals and health care services
to achieve excellence in clinical care in Australia.

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WHA is a vibrant and diverse non-profit community of more than 145 women’s hospitals and maternity units throughout Australia. 

We are a member-led organisation driven by our members who share a passion for continuously improving the experiences and outcomes for women and newborns in their care. 

Every week they generously share expertise, ideas, and improvements with each other through WHA.  All staff of member hospitals are welcome to participate. 

Our Community

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maternity healthcare services across Australia

80% members stat
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of public births in Australia take place in a WHA member hospital

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maternal healthcare professionals actively participate in our community

In Focus

What We Do

Networking

WHA creates opportunities for our members to connect and share ideas, learnings and innovations within professional networks of like-minded peers.

Collaborative Projects

The WHA Benchmarking Program facilitates data driven improvement in healthcare and outcomes for women and newborns.

Benchmarking

WHA supports member services to work together, to share learning and to partner with women to optimise the health and wellbeing for women and families throughout their maternity care journey.

Upcoming Events

Every week CHA host virtual meetings on a wide range of topics to enable members to showcase their achievements and seek support from peers for challenges. Log in to our member’s website to register for free for any meetings that interest you…

Advocacy for women throughout their maternity journey

Advocacy on behalf of members on key issues affecting the provision of maternity
and women’s health services continues to be a strategic priority for WHA.

We are committed to continue to advocate for the provision of culturally safe
environments that are responsive to the diverse needs of women & families. 

Organisational Membership

– Connecting, supporting and developing our community.

WHA Membership is open to all public and private hospitals/health networks providing maternity car.  All staff at member hospitals are welcome to participate in WHA networks that interest them. 
 
Associate Membership is available* for other organisations that share WHA’s commitment to excellence and innovation in maternity healthcare (*on approval from our board). 
 
WHA connects over 3,200 professionals in maternal and newborn care from more than 145 hospitals and hospital networks. 

Organisational Membership

– Connecting, supporting and developing our community.

WHA Membership is open to all public and private hospitals/health networks providing maternity car.  All staff at member hospitals are welcome to participate in WHA networks that interest them. 
 
Associate Membership is available* for other organisations that share WHA’s commitment to excellence and innovation in maternity healthcare (*on approval from our board). 
 
WHA connects over 3,200 professionals in maternal and newborn care from more than 145 hospitals and hospital networks. 

What our members are saying

WHA provides a place for health care professionals of all disciplines to come together to share evidence, practice and feedback enabling provision of the best care available... To gain information and experience from peers across Australia from like-minded people.

Jackie Kitschke

Midwifery Unit Manager, Midwifery Group Practice, Women's and Children's Hospital, SA

Thanks everyone for sharing - it has been good to hear what is happening across the nation.

Joanne Clarke

Nursing Director, Toowoomba Hospital, Darling Downs Hospital & Health Service, QLD (in response to participation in one of our COVID-themed web conferences)

I've loved your presentation and what an important body of work - thank you for sharing. I look forward to getting the resources and sharing with my teams.

Simone Stewart Noble

Maternity Unit Manager, Mid North Coast Local Health District, NSW [in response to participation “Healing the Past” web conference]

Thank you for the teleconferences that we have been involved in at KEMH across the year. The LOS teleconferences were excellent and fantastic timing for us. 

Brodene Straw

Program Manager Service Improvement Unit, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Women and Newborn Health Service, WA

Is my employer a member?

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