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2016 Excellence Awards Finalists


Congratulations to the 2016 Excellence Awards Finalists.

The winners of the 2016 Excellence Awards will be announced at a gala dinner celebration on Wednesday 24 August 2016 at Newcastle City Hall.

​    Finalists for 

Achievement Awards

Finalists for High Value

Health Care Awards

​​Collaborative Leader of the Year

Nicole Gerrand – Manager, Research, Ethics and Governance

Elizabeth Moore - Nurse Manager, Hunter New England Mental Health Services

Dr Martin Rowley – Clinical Lead, Critical Care Network and ICU Stream

Julie Smith – Manager, Aboriginal Employment, Workforce 

​​Patients as Partners 

Birra li ante-natal classes

Patient led creation of Aboriginal Cancer Resources

Written by the Mob for the Mob

​​Staff Member of the Year

Dr Shamasunder Acharya – Clinical Director/Staff Specialist, Endocrinology, John Hunter Hospital

Andrew Daley – Registered Nurse, Tenterfield Mental Health

Leanne Johnson – General Manager, Mental Health Service

​Integrated Health Care 

A Telehealth Care Model for patients with a spinal fracture

Hunter Diabetes Alliance integration project

The VIP Program

Clinical Team of the Year

Aboriginal Dental Assistant Career Pathway  Program Newcastle Mental Health Team

Renal Clinical Stream

Translational Research

Prehospital Thrombolysis and Transfer Improves Outcomes in STEMI

Should we Treat Obesity in COPD?  The Effects of Diet and Resistance Exercise Training

Support Team of the Year

Hunter Equipment Service – Greater Newcastle Sector

Medical Workforce - Workforce

Respectful Workplace - Organisational Development & Design, Workforce

​Local Solutions

Armidale Tele-Fracture Clinic

A virtual clinic: Cutting distance, empowering patients

​Excellence in Workplace Safety

Belmont Hospital Volunteer Patient Care Services

Wallsend Aged Care Facility – Henry Unit

Paul Townsend- Working with Waste – Gloucester Health Service

​Preventive Health

Hunter New England Closing the Gap Report

Physical Activity for Everyone: Preventing the decline in physical activity

​​Volunteer of the Year - Group

Brook Carers Volunteers – Muswellbrook District Health Service

Paediatric Emergency Department Volunteers - John Hunter Children's Hospital

Wig Service Volunteers – Calvary Mater Newcastle

​Collaborative Team

Transdisciplinary Approach to Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Calories closer to theatre-Pre-Op Fasting not Starving!

Equipment Commitment: Supporting the Choice to Die at Home

Workplace Harmony Framework

Volunteer of the Year - Individual

Carol-Anne Clement – John Hunter Children's Hospital

June Hill – Calvary Mater Newcastle

Douglas Heywood – Cardiac Rehabilitation, John Hunter Hospital

​Infection Prevention

To be announced at the Excellence Awards Night 24 August, 2016

Arts and Health

Art and Culture at Tamworth Hospital

Gomeroi gaaynggal Arts Health for Indigenous Women

Junior Medical Officer

To be announced at the Excellence Awards Night 24 August, 2016