Pitch Your Pilot

WA Country Health Service (WACHS) employees are invited to submit ideas to improve the way we work or create more positive outcomes for country communities in the third ‘Pitch Your Pilot’ program. Whilst the program is open to WACHS staff, collaborative ideas engaging in partnerships are encouraged.
The program aims to enable innovative ideas led by WACHS staff to bring about a positive change, tested in a contained environment. Here are just few examples of how WACHS Pitch Your funding has enabled the trial of some great ideas:
  • Trial of virtual reality goggles for pain diversion in paediatric patients when undergoing a medical procedure in an emergency department.
  • The BACKUP service is a pilot program that uses WACHS Command Centre technology for senior nurses to provide support and guidance to our grads, helping our newest nurses to navigate the challenging first stages of their careers.
If you have an idea email the WACHS Research and Innovation team via WACHSResearchandInnovation@health.wa.gov.au
Idea submissions are open now through March 2022.
Need more information? View this flyer or email WACHSResearchandInnovation@health.wa.gov.au

If you have a research project that is being conducted in the Pilbara and would like us to feature it, email us at contact@phpn.com.au

Interested in conducting research in Aboriginal communities in the Pilbara?

If you wish to conduct research in Aboriginal communities within the Pilbara, you are required to demonstrate appropriate consultation and follow the regions necessary processes and gain approval prior to submitting your application to the Western Australian Aboriginal Health Ethics Committee.

The Western Australian Aboriginal Health Ethics Committee (WAAHEC) is one of three Aboriginal specific Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and is recognised and registered with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) the peak ethics body in Australian Health and Ethics Committee (AHEC).

The WAAHEC was established to promote and support quality research that will be reflective of the needs of the community, as there was concerns with the increased research being conducted in Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. The WAAHEC’s objectives are to effectively monitor ethically sound, culturally appropriate, determine priorities to the research and ensure the benefits to Aboriginal people.

The committee has a partnership with Pilbara Aboriginal Health Planning Forum. A copy of the research application form can be obtained by emailing: pahpf@puntukurnu.com

For further information visit https://www.ahcwa.org.au/ethics