CHA Teams Medal of Distinction 2023 Recipient
About the Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service
We are delighted to announce that the recipient of the 2023 CHA Teams Medal of Distinction is the Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service team at Women’s & Children’s Health Network, led by Benjamin D’Souza.
Benjamin is a paediatrician and leader of the Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service, an innovative service providing virtual urgent care to children across Australia in an accessible, timely, and culturally appropriate manner. The service was developed to ease the strain on overwhelmed emergency departments across South Australia, while allowing patients to continue receiving high quality care from home. CAVUCS serves diverse population groups across South Australia, with one third of consumers living in regional South Australia and 4.7% identifying as Aboriginal. The service is the first of its kind for paediatric patients in Australia and has been an overwhelming success.
Huge congratulations to Benjamin and the CAVUCS team.
The 2023 Teams Medal of Distinction Nominees
CHA would also like to acknowledge the extraordinary contributions to child health of the following individuals who were nominated for this award. Each of these individuals goes above and beyond to make a positive difference to children and their families and are an inspiration to their peers, and to the whole CHA community. Congratulations and thank you for your ongoing leadership.
A/Prof Atul Malhotra & the Early Neurodevelopment Clinic Team – Monash Health, VIC
Team Leader, Stepped Care – The Royal Children’s Hospital, VIC
Chair, Schwartz Rounds Steering Committee; Pre-Eminent Specialist, Paediatric Oncology – Children’s Health QLD Hospital & Health Service
Nurse Consultant and Medical Staff – Women’s & Children’s Health Network, SA
Hearing screening – The Royal Children’s Hospital, VIC