Children's Healthcare Network (CHN)

The Children's Healthcare Network supports paediatric clinicians to provide high quality healthcare across NSW. The vision and goal of the Children's Healthcare Network is that all children, regardless of where they live, will have access to high quality healthcare, as close to home as possible. The Children's Healthcare Network receives assistance from NSW Kids and Families and NSW Health.

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The Children's Healthcare Network is divided into three regions Northern, Western and Southern. Each region has a convenor and a coordinator. They are supported by a team of paediatric clinical nurse consultants (employed by Local Health Districts). The paediatric clinical nurse consultants provide clinical expertise, support and education to health professionals employed within their districts.

Each region also has an allied health educator who provides educational support for the allied health professionals (including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists) employed within their districts.

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Northern 

Convenor: Director, Children Young People and Families Services, Hunter New England Local Health District (Kaleidoscope)
Coordinator: Ms Leanne Crittenden

The Northern region works in partnership with the John Hunter Children's HospitalHunter New England Local Health District, Mid North Coast Local Health District and Northern NSW Local Health District.

Southern 

Convenor: Chief Executive, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Coordinator: Ms Clare Godfrey

The Southern region works in partnership with the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (Randwick), South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Sydney Local Health District, Southern NSW Local Health District, Murrumbidgee Local Health District, Northern Sydney Local Health District and ACT Health.

Western 

Convenor: Chief Executive, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Coordinator: Ms Karyn Fahy

The Western region works in partnership with the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (Westmead), Far West Local Health District, Western NSW Local Health District, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, Central Coast Local Health District, Western Sydney Local Health District and South Western Sydney Local Health District.