Improving health outcomes for our children

The first SESLHD Paediatric Services Review Workshop was held in April, bringing together clinicians, managers and executives of community health and mental health services, emergency departments, paediatric wards, outpatients and ambulatory services across the District.

 The workshop brought these services together to ensure that paediatric service planning and prioritisation within SESLHD addresses the needs of our paediatric patients.

 Discussion focused on the challenges involved in providing services to children. It explored inequities that exist with service provision, workforce challenges and potential mismatches between demand and availability of services. The workshop also highlighted the innovations that are already supporting service delivery for children in SESLHD

Michelle Jubelin, Director, Child, Youth and Family Services & Paediatric Stream lead explained, “The workshop discussions will inform the local review’s recommendations to optimise joint service planning, service development and monitoring for paediatric services, resulting in a report, endorsed by executive, on actions for paediatrics service delivery to improve the lives of the children in our community, and future generations to come.”

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