What We Care About

Our vision at Women’s Healthcare Australasia is to enhance the health and wellbeing of women and newborns through supporting maternity hospitals and health care services across Australia to achieve excellence in clinical care.”

We achieve our vision  through a range of initiatives including benchmarking, networking, and showcasing innovations and advocacy in line with our strategic plan. 

The WHA community is now stronger than ever, with more than 145 Maternity & Newborn Hospitals across Australia now participating, who collectively care for 86% of annual public births.  

Through WHA, staff of member hospitals come together to share information and ideas about how to enhance the safety, quality & effectiveness of the services they provide to women and families. There is rich and generous exchange happening every week.  It is through this exchange that our vision is achieved through connection and collaboration between our members who generously share expertise, ideas, examples of best practice, and strategies for managing common challenges with one another.   

Together we can make a big difference to optimal health and wellbeing for women and their babies. 

We would like to thank our members for their work, dedication, and commitment to our vision, and for your time and generosity in contributing to the WHA Member Community. 

Learn more about our priorities and commitment to sector:

Our priorities

We are led by our members and what is important to them. WHA’s vision & strategic priorities are outlined in our strategic plan developed in consultation with members.

Our position and advocacy

Together we can make a big difference to deliver safe, high quality and equitable maternal, newborn & women’s health care in the partnership with women and their families, when they need it most.    WHA is a respected advocate for the maternity services sector.  Government agencies and other stakeholders seek advice from WHA on a wide range of issues related to the provision of maternity & newborn care.