Allied to Kids

Supporting Paediatric Allied Health Clinicians
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Welcome to the Children's Healthcare Network Allied to Kids (A2K) website!

Providing education, support and clinical resources to Allied Health professionals working with children across NSW.

The NSW Children's Healthcare Networks are currently collaborating on Allied to Kids: allied health education and clinical support. An Allied Health Educator is employed in each of the three Children's Healthcare Networks to address education, training and clinical support for NSW Health allied health professionals who work with children.

The Children's Healthcare Network Allied Health Educators would like to personally welcome you to the website, please take some time to browse the site!

 

Notice Board

Allied to Kids: allied health education and clinical support Implementation Plan (January 2015 - July 2019)

The Allied Health Educators have developed an implementation plan for distribution and are excited to be able to share it with you. The Implementation Plan (pdf 138K) introduces the vision for Allied to Kids - Allied Health professionals are educated and supported to provide children and families with the right care, in the right place, at the right time. Our plan aligns with the NSW Kids and Families document Healthy + Safe + Well: A strategic health plan for children, young people and families 2014 - 24.

 

MP4 Allied Health Paediatric Capacity Mapping

The Children's Healthcare Network Allied Health Educators recently undertook a survey with allied health departments in metropolitan level 4 (MP4) facilities (hospitals with designated paediatric wards) regarding their capacity to provide services for children and young people. The information contained in the report (pdf 770K) will be used to establish a baseline of current staffing and service provision, as well as identify key areas requiring service development, education and clinical support.

 

Allied Health Telehealth Virtual Education

The Allied Health Telehealth Virtual Education Program is an initiative of the NSW Children's Healthcare Network to promote the use of videoconferencing, web conferencing and other media as a means of supporting and developing Allied Health professionals' knowledge and confidence in the treatment of children presenting with more serious or complex clinical conditions across the Northern, Southern and Western Regions of the Children's Healthcare Network.

For further information regarding videoconferencing and web conferencing, what information you will need to register and proposed dates for 2018, visit the Telehealth Virtual Education page.

September 5 - The Virtual Meeting Room videoconference session 'The Prechtl's General Movements Assessment for Infants' was presented by Rosie Day, Physioherapist, John Hunter Children's Hospital; Dr Cathy Morgan, Research Fellow, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute and Michelle Jackman, Occupational Therapist, John Hunter Children's Hospital. Please remember to complete your online evaluation at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FZMYZTC. Please note this session WAS NOT recorded due to a technical issue.

September 19 - The Virtual Meeting Room videoconference session 'Acute considerations in paediatric spinal cord injuries' was presented by Julie-Anne Macey, CNC Inpatient Rehabilitation and Head of Inpatient Rehabilitation; Catherine Fitzgerald, Physiotherapist and Jessica Low, Occupational Therapist. Please remember to complete your evaluations online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/856HJF2.

October 17 - The Virtual Meeting Room videoconference session 'Speech Pathology - Linking Therapy into Isolated Schools' was presented by Mattias Grasselli, Alison Marshall and Helen Malcolm, Speech Pathologists, Armidale Community Health Centre. Please remember to complete your evaluation online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MF93QQL.

October 31 - The Virtual Meeting Room videoconference session 'Evaluating a multidisciplinary early intervention group for infants and toddlers with developmental delay' was presented by Elke Werner, Physiotherapist; Brodie Hughes, Speech Pathologist; Dominique Watson, Occupational Therapist and Michelle Perrin, Child Life Therapist, John Hunter Children's Hospital along with Caitlin Argent-Schultz, Honours Student, Occupational Therapy, University of Newcastle. Please remember to complete your evaluations online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GF7TD6X.

 

Expressions of interest for the Allied Health Educational Secondment Program now CLOSED

The Educational Secondment Program provides opportunities for NSW Health Allied Health professionals who work with children to access education and support by visiting one of the tertiary children’s hospitals or a specialist health facility for up to 5 days.

Expressions of interest have closed.

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