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CHA is home for professional connection and sharing of excellence and innovation in clinical care for children and young people, driven by a culture of collaboration by our members.

Welcome to Children's Healthcare Australasia (CHA)

Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) is a non-profit community of Children’s Hospitals and Paediatric Units throughout Australia and New Zealand.  

Originally established in 1988 as the Association of Paediatric Teaching Hospitals, CHA has a long history of providing support to children’s hospitals and paediatric services, and facilitating sharing & learning among healthcare providers about best practice.  Since 2011, we have been working under the name “Children’s Healthcare Australasia’ in recognition of the whole patient journey across healthcare settings. 

 

Welcome to Children's Healthcare Australasia (CHA)

Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) is a non-profit community of Children’s Hospitals and Paediatric Units throughout Australia and New Zealand.  

Originally established in 1988 as the Association of Paediatric Teaching Hospitals, CHA has a long history of providing support to children’s hospitals and paediatric services, and facilitating sharing & learning among healthcare providers about best practice.  Since 2011, we have been working under the name “Children’s Healthcare Australasia’ in recognition of the whole patient journey across healthcare settings. 

CHA recognises that managers and clinicians involved in the care of children and young people face similar challenges, despite each service being unique. We recognise that the expertise for addressing these common challenges, and for coming up with innovative solutions, lies within the member community. That’s why our primary focus is on helping managers and clinicians of paediatric services to network with one another, to share their ideas and expertise efficiently. We facilitate the spread of best practice.

When a health service joins CHA, all managers and clinicians involved in providing care to children and young people are welcome to access to an extensive range of Networking Groups, face to face networking meetings and our secure members community. These services make it easy to meet and interact with people with similar challenges and responsibilities in other paediatric services.  

CHA members are generous in sharing their expertise, ideas and lessons learnt through CHA networks. Everyone is motivated by the same goal: to improve the services and treatment received by children and their families requiring hospital care.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is for all children and young people to receive safe, high quality and equitable healthcare. We strive to accelerate the sharing of excellence and innovation among health services caring for children, young people and their families. Our mission is to support all member organisations to provide children, young people and their families with the highest standard of care possible. At Children’s Healthcare Australasia we: 

  • Identify best practice through performance benchmarking among members 
  • Support the sharing of information and expertise on health service delivery and quality improvement through member networking 
  • Supports members to work together, to share learning and to partner with children and families to deliver safe, high quality & equitable healthcare to all children & young people
  • Showcase innovations that improve clinical outcomes for young people 
  • Advocate to governments and other stakeholders on issues of common interest to members related to children’s healthcare 

Learn more about our organisation, members and work:

Who we are

Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) is a non-profit community of children’s hospitals and paediatric units throughout Australia and New Zealand.

We are a member-led organisation who exist to provide our members with professional connection and discovery of innovation in the pursuit of excellence in paediatric healthcare.

What we care about

The vision of Children's Healthcare Australasia is "to enhance the health and wellbeing of children and young people through supporting children's hospitals and health services to achieve excellence in clinical care."

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

CHA Membership

Our membership community is a place where our members make a difference to each other and find inspiration to extend excellence in the care of children, young people & families in their own local communities.   

CHA is proud to support a wide range of paediatric services, from large specialist hospitals to paediatric wards in small rural services throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Who we are

Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) is a non-profit community of children’s hospitals and paediatric units throughout Australia and New Zealand.

We are a member-led organisation who exist to provide our members with professional connection and discovery of innovation in the pursuit of excellence in paediatric healthcare.

What we care about

The vision of Children's Healthcare Australasia is "to enhance the health and wellbeing of children and young people through supporting children's hospitals and health services to achieve excellence in clinical care."

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

CHA Membership

Our membership community is a place where our members make a difference to each other and find inspiration to extend excellence in the care of children, young people & families in their own local communities.   

CHA is proud to support a wide range of paediatric services, from large specialist hospitals to paediatric wards in small rural services throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Who we are
Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) is a non-profit community of children’s hospitals and paediatric units throughout Australia and New Zealand. We are a member-led organisation who exist to provide our members with professional connection and discovery of innovation in the pursuit of excellence in paediatric healthcare
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What we care about
The vision of Children's Healthcare Australasia is "to enhance the health and wellbeing of children and young people through supporting children's hospitals and health services to achieve excellence in clinical care." We do this through a range of initiatives including benchmarking, networking, and showcasing innovations and advocacy in line with our strategic plan.
Learn more about our work and advocacy
CHA Membership
Our membership community is a place where our members make a difference to each other and find inspiration to extend excellence in the care of children, young people & families in their own local communities.    CHA is proud to support a wide range of paediatric services, from large specialist hospitals to paediatric wards in small rural services throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Learn more about membership
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