Achievement Awards (Individual Awards)


The HNE Health Achievement Awards acknowledge outstanding innovation and performance and are open to individuals and volunteers from across Hunter New England Local Health 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.


If you have any questions regarding the Achievement Awards, please contact Alice Hoffman, Human Resources Consultant, via or on 4985 3391.  

Achievement Award Categories

​Collaborative Staff Member of the Year

This award brings together two individual awards, Staff Member of the Year and Collaborative Leader of the Year. It aims to recognise HNE Health employees who have made an exceptional contribution through effective collaboration to the health system. 

This award aims to acknowledge an individual who: 

• As part of their clinical or support role in HNE Health, provides excellence in service to support staff, patients, carers or families. 

• Is a role model for promoting positive cultural change and inspiring other staff within HNE Health. 

• Uses new and innovative ways to collaborate with staff, patients, carers or families. 

• Supports effective teamwork to collaboratively improve patient care. 

• Demonstrates strong corporate and clinical governance and CORE values in all health services.

​​Volunteer of the Year

(open to individuals)

The Volunteer of the Year Award recognises the significant contribution of an individual to volunteering within HNE Health. 

This award aims to acknowledge an individual who: 

• Provides excellent support for patients, carers and families. 

• Acts as a role model for volunteering in HNE Health which promotes volunteer services and inspires other volunteers. 

• Uses new and innovative ways to engage patients, carers and families.