Achievement Awards

The Achievement Awards acknowledge outstanding performance, and are open to individuals, teams and volunteers from across the District. These awards are a celebration of the exceptional contribution HNE Health staff and volunteers have made in their roles and to the broader community.

The Achievement Awards include the following categories:

Emerging Leader ​The Emerging Leader of the Year award recognises someone early in their career who is displaying a commitment to quality and safety, outstanding interpersonal skills with fellow colleagues, delivering patient centred care and demonstrating their value as a team member.

Nominees are submitted by the HNE Health Executive Leadership Team only.
Collaborative Leader        ​The Collaborative Leader of the Year award is open to clinical and non-clinical staff. This award recognises a successful leader/manager/mentor who has shown true leadership qualities by managing their services effectively.

Nominees are submitted by the HNE Health Executive Leadership Team only.
Staff Member ​The Staff Member of the Year is open to all individuals (clinical and non-clinical) working at any level who consistently excel in their role and deserve recognition for contributing to a positive culture for our patients and fellow staff.
Clinical Team ​The Clinical Team of the Year award is open to any clinical healthcare team within HNELHD. This could include a defined unit or groups of staff that have varying line managers but work together on a common issue/initiative.

The award is designed to recognise clinical teams that have made outstanding achievements or improvements in line with Hunter New England Health’s strategic priorities.
Support Team ​The Support Team of the Year award is open to teams. It is designed to reward teams that do not provide direct, front-line patient care but have made an outstanding contribution that supports outcomes for patients and/or staff.
Volunteer – Individual ​The Volunteer of the Year – Individual award is open to individual Hunter New England Health volunteers. It is designed to formally recognise and publicly acknowledge the invaluable work of volunteers working across the District.       
Volunteer – Group ​The Volunteer of the Year – Group award is open to Hunter New England Health volunteer groups. It is designed to formally recognise and publicly acknowledge the invaluable work of volunteer groups working across the District.


Courtney Farrar – Communication Officer, Strategic Relations and Communication
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