The HNE Excellence Awards are a way of formally recognising outstanding staff members and/or teams and acknowledging the work they do for others, day in, day out. They celebrate the pinnacle of clinical excellence, quality, innovation/improvement and outstanding achievement across the District and they feed directly into the NSW Health Awards.

The awards will continue to focus on meeting the objectives of NSW State Health Plan: Towards 2021 and ensuring the long term sustainability of our healthcare system. This is achieved through innovative ways of improving the delivery of an integrated health system; effective partnerships; and improving efficiencies to supporting better health for the people of our district.

While the event itself will not go ahead, in the coming weeks the relevant teams will be looking at ways to change the delivery of the awards program for this year. Finalists and winners will still be announced and celebrations will take a different shape.


​Extreme Networks creates effortless networking experiences that enable companies to advance. 

Extreme Networks is innovating to become the industry's first cloud driven end-to-end enterprise networking vendor – and is the industry's only 4th generation cloud network provider. 

ExtremeCloud™ IQ is a subscription-based service that helps organisations automate end-to-end, edge-to-DC network operations, unlock new analytics, scale faster, and secure and optimise the end user and application experience. 

We push the boundaries of technology, leveraging the powers of machine learning, artificial intelligence, analytics, and automation. 

Over 50,000 customers globally trust Extreme Networks' end-to-end, cloud-driven networking solutions and rely on their top-rated services and support to accelerate their digital transformation efforts and deliver progress like never before.


Forsythes Technology has been managing and scaling mission-critical IT, networks and communications infrastructure since 1987, and is trusted Australia-wide. 

With an unmatched breadth and depth of technical expertise, Forsythes Technology consistently provides its clients with reliability, security and best practice advice. 

Forsythes Technology takes a customer-first approach to provide the best solutions to meet its customers' needs and deliver productivity gains and cost savings. This approach is demonstrated in its 99.1% customer satisfaction rating. 

Through its responsive service desk, Forsythes Technology clients have access to 55 technical experts who liaise with all vendors and seamlessly manage the entire process. 

Technically better. Always available. Customer first.


​Multiplex has been shaping skylines and delivering iconic projects for more than 55 years. 

They are at their best bringing large-scale and complex structures to life, and their construction expertise stretches across the entire property sector.

They have delivered many of Australia's leading health projects - from Greenfield developments to complex research centres and refurbishments of fully operational facilities.

No matter the project, Multiplex seek to make meaningful connections with clients and communities, to create positive and genuine change that will be felt long after they have finished building.


Achievement Awards Categories (Individual Awards)

​Staff Member of the Year
​Volunteer of the Year (open to Individuals and Teams)
Collaborative Leader of the Year (Nominated by HNE Executive Leadership Team only)


High Value Health Care Awards Categories (Team Awards)

​Patients as Partners
​Delivering Integrated Care
​Patient Safety First
​Keeping People Healthy
​Supporting our People
​A Safe and Healthy Workplace
​Health Research and Innovation
Excellence in the Provision of Mental Health Services
​Sustainability and Environmental Health (open to teams or individuals)


Key Dates

Winners Announced: 19 August 2020


Guidelines and Criteria 

Please see attached guidelines and criteria for each category, the information enclosed in this document is to be considered whilst completing your application.

2020 HNE Excellence Awards Guidelines