The Women’s, Child and Youth Health Plan 2020-2030

The South Australian Women’s Child and Youth Health Plan 2020-2030 will identify the key health service directions and strategies needed to efficiently and effectively align SA Health and Wellbeing services across the state with the needs of the community over the next 10 years.

The Plan will

  • be a high-level document to guide the further development of future Women’s Children and Youth Health services but will not prescribe specific models of care at this stage
  • inform the development of integrated, contemporary, culturally safe and age appropriate clinical services available and accessible across the state
  • provide strategic direction and structured approach to the clinical planning and commissioning of services for women’s, child and youth services across the system 
  • align with The South Australian Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2020 - 2025, which identifies the development of a women’s, child and youth health plan to meet the future needs of the population as a priority in the Deliverable Action Framework
  • inform the development of the clinical service plans for Local Health Networks (LHNs) to address Women’s Child and Youth Health priorities
  • inform the planning and progress of the new Women’s and Children’s hospital and other health infrastructure processes.

Stakeholder consultation

As part of the ongoing co design of the Plan, a series of workshops will begin in September 2020. An open invitation to participate in the workshops will be extended to clinicians, consumers and community stakeholders. Summaries of these workshops will be shared on this web page which will be updated regularly. 

The first workshop, ‘Take every opportunity’, has been scheduled for 24 September 2020. Expressions of interest to attend the workshop have been sent to all SA Health staff. If you’re a SA Health employee and would like to attend, you can complete your expression of interest.

Invitations have also been forwarded to consumers, community members and other stakeholders.

The proposed program for the workshop (PDF 444KB) will be finalised approximately two weeks prior.

As we progress with the workshop series this page will be regularly updated.

Public consultation

Interested members of the community will be invited to share their thoughts on an initial draft plan, through the State Government YourSAy online consultation hub. The feedback from this consultation will be analysed and incorporated into further development of the WCYHP. A summary of the feedback from YourSAy will also be shared on this web page.

Further information

For more information about the Women’s, Child and Youth Health Plan 2020 - 2030 email