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Introducing – Grand Rounds hosted by CHA

CHA is proud to be partnering with our members to make the best child and adolescent focused Grand Rounds talks accessible to a wide audience from across the CHA community.  With the consent of presenters, we have created a new ‘Grand Rounds’ forum in the CHA members Community.  

Members can access these presentations at any time ….

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CHA members care for over 67% of children receiving public inpatient care across Australia.  

There are more than 95 services of various sizes participating in the CHA community.

These services bring a wealth of expertise about paediatric healthcare to the table.

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No child should ever suffer for a grown-up conflict

Children’s Healthcare Australasia stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and all its healthcare workers.

The Russian attack on Ukraine is presenting an enormous challenge on the specialised and intensive paediatric hospital care in the country. This invasion is having a profound impact on everyday people and we are particularly concerned…

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IPCC report warns that health risks are intensified by climate change

Climate change: a threat to human wellbeing and health of the planet – the time for action is now.

The scientific evidence is unequivocal. Climate change is a threat to human health/wellbeing & the health of the planet.

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Climate Change is a Health Issue: CHA calls on the federal government to commit Australia to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050

In the lead up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November, we urge the federal government to commit Australia to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 if not sooner….

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Ride For Their Lives: an international effort to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on child health.

30 September 2021 Ride for their Lives – an update: Earlier this month the #RideForTheirLives team undertook the huge journey from Glasgow to London to deliver the blue bag containing the signed #HealthyClimatePrescription letter. This letter collected signatures from over 450 organisations representing over 45million health workers.  We are thrilled, …

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Detention is no place for any child

Children’s Healthcare Australasia (CHA) has long advocated that children should not be held in immigration detention. As a community of more than 90 children’s hospitals and paediatric units across Australia, we stand with our colleagues at the Academy of Child and Adolescent Health(link is external) (ACAH) and support the call for a permanent resolution on the immigration status of Tharnicaa Murugappan and her family.

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CHA Position Statement on Children in Immigration Detention

To coincide with the 2018 World Refugee Day on 20 June, CHA is pleased to inform its members and healthcare community of a statement approved by the CHA board addressing our concerns regarding children in immigration detention:

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The Charter on the Rights of Children and Young People in Healthcare Services. 

To support the rights of the child, CHA initiated a project, delivered in consultation with the Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare, to develop a charter on the rights of children and young people in healthcare services.   The Charter continues to be a relevant guide to understanding and …

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