Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Consumer and Community Engagement - PFCC Passion Projects

Consumer and Community Engagement

Person and Family Centred Care Passion Projects

With the support of the Friends of the Women's and Children's Hospital Inc. (Friends), the Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN) provides staff, consumers and community members an incentive to think differently about responding to consumer-reported outcome measures.

A Person and Family Centred Care Passion Project, colloquially known as the "Passion Projects", equips services, wards or units to co-design with consumers and the community quality improvements based on consumer feedback.

A total of $20,000 of funding is provided per year, with four projects provided up to $5000 to breathe life and spirit into person and family centred care. A minimum of one project must be targeted at supporting rural or remote health and one project supporting metropolitan health services.

Passion Projects are unique because they allow consumers and the community to be movers and shapers of projects transitioning from consumers as users and choosers of services. They are about partnership, co-design and service improvement. Passion Projects support the WCHN approach of "Nothing about consumers without consumers".

Find out more information here:

WCH page link iconWCHN Person and Family Centred Care Passion Projects Framework  (529kb)

PDF icon2018 Passion Project Application Form   (PDF - 265kb)

Word icon2018 Passion Project Application Form   (Word document - 860kb)

2017 Person and Family Centred Care Passion Projects

In 2017, 26 applications were received with four proposals awarded funding through the Friends:

WCHN Division


Child and Family Health Service

What Were We Thinking (WWWT) therapeutic Trial, by Jodie Binder and Annette Sargent.

Introduction of a therapeutic program for Riverland new parents to support antenatal care.

Centre of Education and training, Women's and Babies Division and Community Engagement Division

Birthing Stories, by Tessa Kowaliw (consumer), Heather Fran (community member) and Heather Dunnachie.

Development of a CD capturing stories from women who have recently birthed.

Surgical Services Division

Welcome to Surgery video for children and young people, by Cate Slape and Bettina Anderson

An introduction to surgery at the Women's and Children's Hospital video for the web, made for children by children.

Child Adolescent Mental Health Services

Electronic SDQ Trail, by Lee Marling and Leanne Galpin (consumer)

Purchase of equipment to coordinate collection of consumer strengths and difficulties for child and adolescent mental health services in Elizabeth metropolitan region.

2017 Showcase

last modified: 08 Nov 2017