The Women’s, Child and Youth Health Plan 2021-2031

The South Australian Women’s Child and Youth Health Plan 2021 - 2031 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
  • 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.

Public consultation

The community was invited to share their thoughts on the Women’s, Child and Youth Health Plan 2021 - 2031 Summary Framework for consultation (PDF 2.24MB), through the State Government YourSAy online consultation hub from 29 March 2021 - 7 May 2021.

Feedback received has been considered in the development of the Women’s, Child and Youth Health Plan 2021 - 2031.

The final plan is currently being drafted and will be launched in 2022.

Workshop feedback

To support the development of the plan a series of workshops have been held. Feedback from the ‘Take Every Opportunity’ statewide workshop, held on 24 September 2020, was captured from targeted topics of discussion:

View video recordings from the SA Health WCYHP ‘Take Every Opportunity’ Workshop below:

 A visualisation of the Factors impacting health and wellbeing of women, children and young people (PDF 65KB) has been created.

The next phase of the consultation process involved a series of smaller workshops with consumers and clinicians in Adelaide, Port Augusta and Mount Gambier that were held between December 2020 and February 2021. View the workshop summaries below:

A final statewide workshop will be held in 2022.

Further information

For more information about the Women’s, Child and Youth Health Plan 2021 - 2031 email