2001 - 2010 News

09 November 2010
Join with AWCH to keep children and young people out of immigration detention.
Email your support to AWCH or visit us on Facebook .
Become a member of AWCH.
AWCH letter to Minister Bowen
AWCH 2010 submission
AWCH 2002 submission


Chilout’s campaign www.chilout.org

A Just Australia campaign www.ajustaustralia.com/index.php

November 2010
AWCH took part in a DonorTec contest and featured in a slide show video "One image is all it takes" - as well as the DonorTec Facebook photo gallery that captures the essence of the work that AWCH and other Australian charities and nonprofits are doing all over the country.

29 October 2010
Report calls for end to mandatory detention on Christmas Island
The Australian Human Rights Commission has released its 2010 Christmas Island immigration detention report today and has again recommended an end to mandatory detention and offshore processing on Christmas Island.

09 June 2010
AWCH Presentation
Patient & Family Centred Care

May 2010
Recognition of AWCH Ward Grandparent Scheme
WHA CHA CHAT - Autumn Edition May 2010

31 May 2010
Joint Response to the Government's Health Reform Initiative from National Peak Bodies Children and Young People' s Health

11 March 2010
Co-location: Putting Your Child At Risk

 20 NOVEMBER 2009
20th Anniversary - UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
As we acknowledge the 20th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child the Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare is calling for the immediate adoption of their ‘National Standards for the Care of Children and Adolescents in Health Services’ by all Australian health departments and accrediting bodies.

27 August 2009
Co-location - an unresolved issue

AWCH received an inspiring yet troubling letter from a parent describing the challenges she faced when asked to have her child moved from a paediatric hospital ward to an adult hospital ward. We invite you to read the letter to see the continuing importance and need for the work AWCH does.

18 May 2009
Norman Swan of ABC Radio National's The Health Report talks to Associate Professor Leanne Rowe, one of the authors of a new book about teenage depression, "I Just Want You To Be Happy" written by A/Prof Leanne Rowe and Professors David Bennett and Bruce Tonge. Listen or view the transcript.

16 March 2009
AWCH Hospital Ward Grandparent Scheme - Award Winner

AWCH is proud to announce that the Ward Grandparent Scheme is a state award winner in the Community Service/Volunteering category of the 2009 NSW Seniors Week Achievement Awards.

18 November 2008
Professor David Bennett discusses the National Standards for the Care of Children and Adolescents in Health Services on ABC Radio National 'Life Matters'

11 November 2008
National Standards Launch for Health Care Of Children And Young People will take place during Health Care for Kids National Conference on 18 November 2008.

Download a copy:
National Standards for the Care of Children and Adolescents in Health Services

23 September 08
Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, AC mentions AWCH on the 7:30 Report
Watch the interview or view the transcript.

 09 June 04
AWCH and ACPCHN Urges Release of Children in Detention by 10 June 2004

 04 November 02
Children and Adults being Admitted to the Same Hospital Ward

 30 August 01
Children in Immigration Detention