Kelly Light

Kelly Light

Senior Project Officer, Trauma Informed Preventative Care, RCH 

Kelly is a Clinical Nurse Educator at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH). She began working at the RCH in 2007. In 2011, she joined the RCH@Home team, now the Wallaby ward and Complex Care Hub. Kelly’s experience in community care encompasses nursing patients in their communities, coordinating state-wide paediatric services and facilitating clinical education for on-road staff. 

In 2021, Kelly took on a new role – becoming the RCH’s first Ambulatory Clinical Nurse Educator. Within this role, she draws upon her RCH community nursing expertise to support nursing education and development in the Wallaby ward, Complex Care Hub, Day Medical Unit, Day Cancer Centre and Specialist Clinics. 

Kelly is passionate about ensuring that nurses at the RCH, and elsewhere, implement best practices when delivering clinical care to patients and families regardless of the patient’s background.  She has been awarded the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship to develop a trauma-informed care implementation plan specifically focusing on Ambulatory Care settings. 

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At Mental Health Central we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, gather and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We acknowledge all people with a lived or living experience of mental ill-health and recovery. At the Campus, we particularly acknowledge children, young people, families, carers, and supporters. We recognise their vital contribution and value the courage of those who share this unique perspective for the purpose of learning and growing together to achieve better outcomes for the Campus, staff, sector, and all people of lived experience.


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