AWCH News Archives

July 2014

The Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare believes that the detention of refugee and asylum seeker children and their families should only be as a last resort and is not in the best interests of the child. Read AWCH Position statement: the needs of Refugee and Asylum Seeker Children’s (0 – 18 years of age).

April 2014

AWCH joins the board of The Association of Genetic Support of Australasia (AGSA)

February 2014


AWCH Promotes Rare Disease Day 2014 ~ ' Join Together for Better Care' 
by giving away lolly packs at meetings attended duing the week.



October 2013

The Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare celebrated the 40th Anniversary at NSW Parliament House hosted by The Hon. Jillian Skinner, New South Wales Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research. We were joined by past and present members of AWCH as well as our professional and community supporters. Several AWCH pioneers were there to join in the celebration. How inspirational it was to hear them talk about the trials they faced during the early days of the Association!

Dr Dennis Merrington speaks about the early days of AWCH

Dr John Yu speaks at AWCH 40th Anniversary

AWCH 40th Anniversary Tribute Book

40th Anniversary Celebration in pictures

February 2013

World Rare Disease Day Theme for 2013 - Rare disorders without borders

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 AWCH Staff and volunteers join hands in support of rare disease patients around the world! check out our photo at Joining Hands for Rare Disease Day 2013


October 2012
The Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the AWCH Hospital Ward Grandparent Scheme.Our Patron, the Governor-General of Australia, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO hosted an afternoon tea at Admiralty House, Kirribilli on 10 October 2012. The afternoon tea was enjoyed by ward grandparent volunteers and staff from all the NSW hospitals that have the Scheme. Read all about it here.

29 February 2012

AWCH attended an event in Sydney’s Martin Place on February 29th marking
World Rare Disease Day 2012.

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