Upcoming Events

Here you will find a list of upcoming WHA events. To access resources and recordings from previous events, please log in to to the members area!

19 May 2021
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Directors of Nursing & Midwifery: Supporting Midwives in the Workplace: Culture, Burnout and Staff Retention - 19 May at 12:30pm (AEST)

How can we enhance workplace culture within maternity units? Join Assoc Professor Christine Catling on 19 May at 12:30pm to hear about a trial investigating clinical supervision in midwifery.
20 May 2021
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NICU & SCN: NICU New Build & Redevelopment - 20 May 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

There are lots of considerations, challenges and key learnings to hear during new builds and redevelopments. Join Kimbra Thomas, from Royal Hobart Hospital, on 20 May at 12:30pm, for a show case of their new build as well as hear more about these challenges and key learnings.
1 June 2021
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Leading Thinkers Series - It's Time for a She-Change: How Gender Impacts Health & Healthcare - 1 June 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

Despite the many advancements in women’s healthcare, including the existence of specialist women’s health services, there is still a significant bias in our health and research systems. In many ways, our current understanding of pain, symptoms and treatment is overwhelmingly based on the male experience and clinical trials are often consciously or unconsciously designed for men. Join Dr Sue Matthews, CEO The Royal Women's Hospital, who will challenge your thinking on why we still need a she-change in health.
9 June 2021
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Improving Value in Healthcare Series: Birth Suite Design & Re-Design - 9 June 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain critical insight into WHY? HOW? and the benefits of exceptional maternity service design. Join Michelle De Vroome and Laura Dangerfield from Royal North Shore Hospital on 9 June at 12:30pm to hear about how they have met this challenge
15 June 2021
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Yorke & Northern Midwifery Group: Our Multi-Site Maternity Service - 15 June 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

Come and celebrate a MGP model that is thinking outside the square and providing safe and quality continuity of maternity care. Join Elise Bell, A/MUM Yorke & Northern Midwifery Group on 15 June 2021 at 12:30pm AEST to evaluate their pilot MGP program.
23 June 2021
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Beyond Mandatory Education - Strategies for Staff Wellbeing - 23 June 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

Research tells us that there is an important link between staff self-care and wellbeing and the quality and safety of care delivered to patients. Join Suzanne Murray, Alexa Buliak and Jay Court on the 23 June 2021 at 12:30pm to hear about two innovative strategies to approach Staff Wellbeing - Nursewell APP & THIS WAY UP
24 June 2021
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Allied Health: Aligning Child Development Program through a Population Health Lens - 24 June 2021at 12:30pm (AEST)

How can we deliver services closer to home for our children, young people and families? Join Claire Benham from Children Health QLD Hospital & Health Service and Louise Van Every from Child & Youth Community Health Services, on 24 June 2021 at 12:30pm to hear how they have worked to bring large scale transformative change.
7 July 2021
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Maternity Connect Program - 7 July 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

Many women in rural areas express a desire to receive maternity care and give birth close to home. Nevertheless, rural and remote health services may not always be able to meet the needs of pregnant women. Join Kylie Martin on 7 July at 12:30 to hear about the Maternity Connect Program and how it has made a difference.
12 July 2021
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Sustainable Healthcare: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Anaesthesia - 12 July 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

If global healthcare were a country, it would be the fifth largest carbon emitter on the planet. In 2014-15, healthcare alone contributed to 7% of Australia’s total CO2 emissions(link is external) with a majority of this output coming from hospitals. Join Dr Forbes McGain from Western Health to hear about how we can reduce the carbon footprint of Anaesthesia.
14 July 2021
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Improving Value in Healthcare Series: New Builds - Design, Challenges, Successes and Move in Day - 14 July 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

New builds provide a unique opportunity to reflect on Maternity Models of Care and possible service innovations. Join Erin Casey, Senior Operations Project Officer to gain insight into the challenges and success of the Joan Kirner Women & Children Hospital, $200 million new build.
29 July 2021
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Improving Value in Healthcare Series: Restacking the Odds - Ensuring Equitable Antenatal Care - 29 July 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

How can we ensure equitable antenatal care? Join Prof Sharon Goldfeld & Dr Carly Molloy from Restacking the Odds, on 29 July 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST) to hear about their research in using actionable lead-indicators to drive system change.
3 August 2021
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Improving Value in Healthcare Series: Authentic Experience Based Codesign - 3 August 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

How can we authentically engage with consumers in design and delivery of services? Join Tara Dimopoulos-Bick and Jess Leefe from the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) to hear about Experienced Based Codesign (EBCD) - a quality improvement approach that is being used internationally to bring service users and health professionals together to improve healthcare experiences, systems and processes.
18 August 2021
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Creating a Culture of Safety and Respect - St Vincent's Ethos Program - 18 August 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

Unprofessional behaviour in healthcare is widespread and has significant impacts. Join Prof Johanna Westbrook and Sarah Sweeney on 18 August at 12:30pm to hear about recent research as well as the Ethos Program.
25 August 2021
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Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative - Service Delivery - 25 August 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

Following the presentation by Prof John Newnham, Chair of the Australian Preterm birth Prevention Alliance; Dr Lindsay Edwards, Royal Hobart Hospital and Dr Boon Lim, Canberra Health Services will share their initiatives. Join us on 25 August at 12:30pm to hear about their key strategies and successes.