2018 Excellence Awards Sponsors

Hunter New England Health is very grateful to the sponsors of the 2018 Excellence Awards.

The following businesses have partnered with us to help make this event possible and their generous support is very much appreciated.


Platinum Partner – First State Super

First State Super Logo 2018 - White background.jpgAt First State Super we’re committed to helping thousands of health, aged care and community workers achieve better retirement outcomes.

As one of Australia’s largest super funds, we have the size and scale to provide our 800,000 members and clients with security, competitive fees and premiums, and access to unique investment opportunities.

We are responsible for the management of approximately $90 billion in retirement savings and as a profit-for-member fund, it means we work for our members and not for shareholders. We have been awarded Platinum Performance for our employer sponsored and personal super, and our income stream products for the last 10 years (SuperRatings 2007-17).

Here are some other reasons why our members choose us:

  • We’re continually ranked in the top ten best value funds open to everyone
  • We have competitive investment returns with 12 options available, including two socially responsible options
  • We offer expert advice relating to your super account at no additional cost from our superannuation advisers
  • We have the largest member owned financial planning team who are employed directly by us to assist with more complex financial needs

Live in the Hunter region? Visit our local office:
199 - 201 Hunter Street, Newcastle or call 1300 650 873 to see a financial planner in Newcastle, Tamworth, Armidale or Forster.

Financial planning services are provided by First State Super Financial Services Pty Ltd ABN 37 096 452 318, AFSL 240019. This contains general information only. Consider our product disclosure statement before making a decision about us. Call us or visit our website for a copy. FSS Trustee Corporation ABN 11 118 202 672 AFSL 293340 is the trustee of the First State Superannuation Scheme ABN 53 226 460 365

Gold Partners

Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)

Where innovation drives excellence in education and training for improved health outcomes.

The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) is a pillar organisation within NSW Health providing training and education support to more than 110,000 clinical and non-clinical staff across NSW Health and beyond. HETI has also recently introduced postgraduate courses in Mental Health through HETI Higher Education.

At its core, HETI advances the workforce capability of NSW Health staff through the development and delivery of education and training to clinical and non-clinical staff, trainers, managers, supervisors and the like. Part of this includes My Health Learning, the state-wide learning management system that delivers and tracks learning opportunities for all NSW Health employees.

HETI works collaboratively with NSW Health Local Health Districts and specialty health networks (LHDNs) to ensure localised training requirements are met. HETI is also focused on improving the health outcomes of rural and regional communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and has a range of programs and scholarships to meet education and training needs in these areas.

HETI releases up-to-date resources, guides and videos, hosts events and releases training modules across Nursing and Midwifery, Allied Health, Medical, Mental Health and non-clinical areas including Leadership and Management.

For the latest news of HETI's current and future activities, initiatives and resources visit our website or join our community on Twitter @NswHETI and LinkedIn.

Prosperity Salary Packaging

Providing services to thousands of clients since 2001, Prosperity Salary Packaging is a leading provider of salary packaging and vehicle leasing services in Australia. With offices in Newcastle. Sydney and Brisbane, Prosperity has more than 130 staff and the necessary resources, technology and capacity to service the varied financial needs of our clients and their families.

As part of the Prosperity Advisers Group, the team provides the full range of salary packaging and vehicle leasing services. The broader financial advice and services provided by Prosperity include:

  • Lending Services
  • Personal Financial Advice and Wealth Management
  • Business Advisory & Consulting
  • Taxation for Businesses and Individuals.

In salary packaging our clients include the wide range of employees working in diverse businesses such as public hospitals, aged care, charities, religious organisations, government agencies, universities, private schools, listed corporations and private businesses.

Our clients value the longstanding and trusting relationships they have developed with our team members over many years. Prosperity’s relationship with Hunter New England Local Health District has spanned more than a decade and we continue to work alongside your organisation to ensure that individual employees get the best financial outcomes for their salary. We are proud to be able to support so many individuals and families in our region.

Come visit us at Hunter Mall Chambers, 2nd Floor, 175 Scott Street, Newcastle NSW

Tel: 02 4907 7222 | Web: www.prosperitysalarypackaging.com.au

QBE Australia

QBE Australia is part of the QBE Insurance Group, one of the world's top 20 general insurance and reinsurance companies. We have offices across all states and territories, and provide a broad range of insurance products. We have two office locations in Newcastle and are proud to work with Hunter New England Local Health District to help injured people get the treatment they need.

Giving people the confidence to achieve their ambitions is the heart of what we do. We do this by seeking to understand our customers and developing competitive, flexible insurance cover that works for them, and by continually striving to deliver the highest level of service, from quote to claim. QBE provides a broad range of insurance products to personal, business, corporate and institutional customers across the nation. As leaders in the business of managing risk, satisfying our customers' risk management needs is at the heart of everything we do.

Silver Partners

Chandler Macleod Group

Chandler Macleod Group is Australasia’s leading provider of integrated human resource services, products and technologies.

We partner with our clients to assess their organisations and people, plan for their future needs, source the right talent using Best Fit methodology, develop people, teams and organisations and manage individuals and workforces to deliver productivity and return on investment in a safe and scalable way.

Our candidates benefit from our long-standing relationships with some of Australia’s most desirable employers and access to career-changing opportunities. Our client base spans a varied cross-section of industries including Health, Mining, Government, Manufacturing, Engineering and more.

Backed by innovative technology, processes and a widely recognised and trusted brand, Chandler Macleod offers both our clients and candidates more than just a recruitment service.

Our team can assist with;

  • Permanent, temporary & contract staffing
  • Psychometric assessment
  • HR consulting services
  • Managed workforces
  • Outsourcing
  • Payroll & HR Technologies

We believe that people are a business’ best asset and the attraction and retention of top talent is key to an organisation’s success. If you need support enhancing your human resource strategy and practices or you’re looking to take your career to the next level, contact Chandler Macleod Group and unleash your full potential.

Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI)

The Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) works with clinicians, consumers and managers to design and promote better healthcare for NSW. We provide expertise in service redesign and evaluation, specialist advice on healthcare innovation, initiatives including clinical guidelines and models of care, implementation support, knowledge sharing and continuous capability building.

Our Clinical Networks, Taskforces and Institutes provide a unique forum for people to collaborate to develop successful healthcare innovations. The ACI works closely with the Ministry of Health, Bureau of Health Information, Clinical Excellence Commission, Health Education and Training Institute, NSW Kids and Families and the Cancer Institute NSW. By bringing together leaders from primary, community and acute care settings we create an environment and capability for innovation and redesign and promote an integrated health system.

LeasePLUS Group

The LeasePLUS Group is a fully owned and operated Australian company. We are a specialist Novated Leasing Provider and have been providing Novated Leasing and Salary Packaging services to Public Health, Corporate, Charities and Not-for-Profit, Rebatable and Government organisations since 2002.

We have assembled a high calibre team with diverse experience and varying skill sets that have the capacity to deliver all requirements for our existing clients, and the integration and ongoing management of new clients throughout Australia.

The LeasePLUS Group is home to a number of related businesses with offices nationwide. As a group, it is always our intent to develop and enhance our existing companies and partnerships to ensure we maintain the level of service and quality that LeasePLUS Group has become renowned for. We shall continue applying our research and development resources into growing and advancing our businesses and relationships to provide further opportunities and solutions to our customers.

The LeasePLUS teams are well trained and highly skilled Novated Leasing and Salary Packaging professionals who take pride in the delivery of industry leading customer service. Hunter New England employees can be assured of receiving personalised consultation and the education necessary to ensure the best outcome is delivered for every employee, every time. Our commitment to our employer clients and their staff is to continuously develop our already industry leading offering to consistently provide the best features, service and product, and ensure a customer experience second to none.

For more information or an obligation free quotation, please contact us: www.leaseplusgroup.com.au enquiries@leaseplusgroup.com.au | 1300 13 13 16

Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is a translational research institute based in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.

Through its pioneering partnership with Hunter New England Local Health District and the University of Newcastle, HMRI delivers key translational health and medical research and technology closely aligned to community health needs.

Throughout Newcastle and the Hunter New England region, more than 1400 clinical and biomedical researchers operate under the HMRI umbrella to prevent, cure and treat a diverse range of serious illnesses. Researchers and clinicians from Hunter New England Health, the University of Newcastle and Calvary Mater Newcastle work across seven key areas: Brain & Mental Health; Cancer; Cardiovascular Health; Information Based Medicine; Pregnancy & Reproduction; Public Health; and Viruses, Infection/ Immunity, Vaccines & Asthma (VIVA).

HMRI provides vital funding and support to fuel health and medical research. The Institute is a focal point for the coordination of medical research strategy, and hosts central resources and facilities for research and collaboration. HMRI attracts significant community donations and government funding to directly support research activity in the Hunter region including research projects, equipment, key research staff and infrastructure.

HMRI has also improved training and employment opportunities and health care delivery within the Hunter and has attracted leading researchers and health care professionals to the region.

Internationally-recognised research outcomes are being achieved in asthma and airway diseases, cancer, diabetes, mental health, nutrition, pregnancy and reproduction, stroke and more.

HMRI is focused on engaging with the community in health and medical research, and facilitates the translation of research findings made in the laboratory and clinic, into real health treatments and preventative strategies for the people locally, and across the globe.

Beyond Bank Australia

Beyond Bank Australia is one of the nation’s largest customer-owned financial institutions with more than 240,000 customers and assets under management in excess of $5 billion.

It operates branches across New South Wales, ACT, South Australia and Western Australia, providing personal and business services, financial planning and wealth management.

Beyond Bank is 100% owned by its customers and uses its profits to benefit local communities through fundraising, project support, volunteering and foundation programmes.

And as Australia’s first bank to be certified as a B Corp, it is committed to making a positive economic, social and environmental impact. This certification means the bank has met the highest standard in performance, transparency and accountability.

In June 2018 the bank was once again awarded Best Financial Institution in Corporate Social Responsibility at the Australian Retail Banking Awards. And has won Canstar’s Customer Owned Institution of the Year for Mobile & Online Banking for the last three years.

helloworld Newcastle - Hunter Travel Group

helloworld Newcastle - Hunter Travel Group is the official travel agent to Hunter New England Health Services. We are pleased to support the Hunter New England Health Excellence Awards.

Helloworld Travel - Hunter Travel Group are a multi-award winning travel agency, the largest privately owned and managed travel agency group in Australia, and the largest franchise member of the helloworld Travel Group. We have a team of 180 travel professionals working across 25 locations in Hunter region, NSW, TAS, VIC, WA, QLD and ACT.

We're a multi-award winning group, taking out the 'Best Retail Travel Agency - Multi Location' in 2014. 2015 and 2016 at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) National Travel Industry Awards. Additionally HTG is a member of the exclusive Qantas Platinum Club where only the top 100 travel centres in Australia are admitted, and we are a member of the luxury travel consortia, Virtuoso, enabling us to offer great value added extras at selected hotels. We are extremely proud to be a local business providing jobs in the Hunter and regional areas.

We believe that “The difference between good and excellent travel management is PEOPLE”.

Contact us for information on our extensive range of products and services provided by the Business Travel and Leisure team.

450 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW
Phone: 02 4940 2244

Event Cinemas

Event Cinemas is the ultimate experience for movie-goers. Complete entertainment precincts that offer state-of-the-art venues that deliver the ultimate cinema experience with quality food and beverage: from bars with extensive wines by the glass and highly trained baristas in the purpose built cafes, to Scoop Alley – our self-service candy bar, with delicious offerings of hot food, real coffee and our favourite frozen coke. The dining experience at Event Cinemas is far from being just about the popcorn.

Then there’s our big movie experience – Vmax, with big seats, big sound and a huge 20 metre digital screen it all adds up to maximum impact. Or, our biggest star to date – Gold Class, the best luxury cinema experience in the world. With every seat, literally, the best seat in the house.

To reward our valued loyal customers, Event Cinemas has developed the largest movie club in Australia – Cine Buzz Rewards. With over one million members the program is made up of students, seniors, kids and VIP’s. Our website continues to be the number one entertainment movie website in the country. Movies are the heroes of our mobile site and cutting edge smart phone app. They provide the up to minute session times, and the easiest way to choose your seats to see the latest blockbusters.