The Paediatric Network aims to improve the healthcare experiences and outcomes for children and young people across NSW.
The network’s priorities are:
- providing guidance to the NSW Health system on how to standardise paediatric care
- establishing new models of care
- partnering with clinicians and consumers
- fostering an environment of collaboration.
The network works closely with the Children’s Healthcare Network (CHN) and relevant committees and collaborates across the paediatric peer networks:
- Metropolitan Level 4 Paediatric Units (MP4Kids)
- Regional Paediatrics NSW (RPNSW).
The work of the network is led by the Network Executive Committee and supported by two co-chairs.
A/Professor John Preddy
Projects and responsibilities
The network supports the objectives of five areas of focus.
Paediatric Network Executive Committee
- Responsible for the oversight of the Paediatric Network workplan
- Managed by the Paediatric Network and reports to the ACI Executive
Paediatric and Neonatal Clinical Care Taskforce
- Responsible for the oversight and implementation of ACI-led Henry Review and PICNIC Action Plan Recommendations
- Managed by the ACI Paediatric Network
- Reports to the ACI Chief Executive
Paediatric Clinical Nurse Consultant Expert Advisory Group
- Responsible for collaboration on emerging issues to improve and standardised paediatric clinical care and services across NSW
- Reports to the manager of the Paediatric Network
Peer networks: MP4Kids and Regional Paediatrics NSW
- Represents paediatric clinicians across NSW
- Has escalation pathways in place to raise issues or concerns via the manager of the Paediatric Network
Children’s Healthcare Network
- Supports paediatric clinicians across NSW
- Has the goal that all children will have access to high-quality healthcare as close to home as possible, regardless of where they live
- Is divided into three regions and convened by one of the tertiary paediatric hospitals