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Congratulations to the 2017 HNE Excellence Awards Winners





High Value Health

Care Awards

Staff Member of the Year​

Stewart Symons, Technical Services Manager New England, Facilities Management Unit

​Local Solutions

By Your Side, Ward G1, John Hunter Hospital

Clinical Team of the Year​

Mental Health Pharmacy Services, Hunter New England Mental Health Services

​​Integrated Health Care 

Improving Afghan Women’s Engagement with Maternity Services, Maternity and Gynaecology Service, John Hunter Hospital

​​Support Team of the Year

Activity Based Funding, Finance



​Translational Research

Supporting Lifestyle and Activity Modification after Transient Ischemic Attack (SLAM-TIA),Community Stroke Team, Community Aged Care Services and Greater Newcastle Sector

​Excellence in Workplace Safety

Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) program, John Hunter Hospital

​Transforming Health

Telehealth – Virtually Transforming Our Care To Aged Care, Belmont Hospital & Anglican Care

​Volunteer of the Year - Individual​

 Glad Dent, Calvary Mater Newcastle


​Enhancing the Patients' Experience through the Arts

Music group activity on a mental health inpatient unit, Lake Macquarie Mental Health Unit

Volunteer of the Year - Group

 Maitland Hospital Volunteers, Maitland Hospital


​Patients as Partners 

Supporting decision-making for early stage breast cancer, Department of Medical Oncology, Calvary Mater Newcastle

​Board Chair's Award: Best Local Health Report 2016

Port Stephens West Health Committee


Preventive Health

Healthy food@school, HNE Population Health

Infection Prevention​

Reducing Haemodialysis Catheter-Related Infections, Medical & Interventional Services and Nephrology Department, John Hunter Hospital

Collaborative Team​

Improving access to Urgent Care – Gastroenterology Outpatient Service, Outpatient Service, John Hunter Hospital

​Emerging Leader

Mary-Anne Dieckmann, Registered Nurse, Tamworth Hospital

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Silver Partners​

Silver Partners

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Silver Partners​

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The 2017 Excellence Awards mega raffle offered some great prizes contributed by our sponsors and supporters. It also drew generous support from the 200-plus audience, raising more than $3000. Click here to see who won!