2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
The experience of waiting in an emergency department: What’s it like for children and their families?
In 2004, following a survey of 197 Australian hospitals, the Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare identified Emergency Departments (EDs) as an area within hospitals that needed to be made more child and youth friendly, especially in general hospitals.
AWCH, in partnership with a general hospital conducted a project in an ED which sought to evaluate both staff and visitors’ perceptions of the ED to establish its strengths, weakness and the ways in which it could be improved.
The AWCH 2005 National Survey Report on the Psychosocial Care of Children and Their Families in Hospital
In 1992, AWCH conducted a national survey on the psychosocial care of children and their families in hospital. The survey was repeated in 2004, in partnership with the University of Western Sydney (UWS), using the same research instrument (a questionnaire).
The AWCH 2005 National Survey Report on the Psychosocial Care of Children and Their Families in Hospital outlines the facilities and services currently operating in Australian hospitals that have significance for the quality of care for children, young people and their families.
This report follows a nation-wide survey of hospitals offering paediatric facilities, conducted by the Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital between October 1990 and March 1991. The focus of the survey was the various aspects of psychosocial care of hospitalised children.