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HNE Excellence Awards

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High Value Health Care Awards & Achievement Awards

We all know that life in health can be incredibly fast paced. There are hundreds of demands coming at us from all angles and not a lot of time to just stop and reflect on what we’ve achieved to improve services and patient care.

That’s why it’s important to pause and celebrate good work and recognise that the health system is made up of dedicated people who are innovative thinkers and always striving to do better for our patients and our communities.

This year, the Hunter New England Health Excellence Awards will feature both the High Value Health Care Awards (formerly known as Quality Awards) and the Staff Achievement Awards. These awards celebrate the pinnacle of clinical excellence, quality, innovation and outstanding achievement across the Hunter New England Health District and are the filter to the NSW Health Awards which are held in October.

The 2017 Hunter New England Health Excellence Awards will be presented at a gala dinner celebration in  August 2017 at Newcastle City Hall. It's a wonderful night bringing together our Board, Executive, Staff, volunteers and speakers. To reserve your seat, you must first submit an entry. So get nominating.

​    Categories for 

Achievement Awards

The Achievement Awards celebrate our top performing staff, volunteers and teams from across Hunter New England Health and reflect the organisation’s commitment to Excellence for every patient, every time. 

​Categories for High Value

Health Care Awards

The High Value Health Care Awards reinforces our focus on High Value Health Care and ensures we recognise work that accomplishes the Triple Aim of meeting population health needs at the highest quality and lowest cost per capita.

  • ​​Staff Member of the Year

  • ​​Patients as Partners 

  • ​​Clinical Team of the Year
  • ​Integrated Health Care 

  • Support Team of the Year
  • ​Translational Research

  • ​Excellence in Workplace Safety

  • Transforming Health

  • ​Volunteer of the Year - Individual

  • Enhancing the Patients' Experience through the Arts

  • ​​Volunteer of the Year - Group

  • ​Local Solutions

  • Preventive Health
  • ​Infection Prevention

  • ​Collaborative Team
  • Emerging Leader (see below for more information)

NB: New focus in the High Value Health Care Awards – Emerging Leader
When submitting an application to any of the 9 categories for the High Value Health Care (HVHC) Awards consider nominating an early-career person by completing the last question within the HVHC submission template. This award is to recognise someone early in their career who is displaying outstanding commitment to quality and safety, high interpersonal skills, delivering patient centred care and demonstrating their value as a team member.

How to apply

Visit the High Value Health Care Awards and the Achievement Awards  pages for more information how to apply for each Award category.

Important dates

​Nominations for Excellence Awards open

                 10 March 2017

Nominations for Excellence Awards close                       

​                 3  May 2017

​Announce the finalists for all categories

  ​               7 July 2017

​Excellence Awards Gala Dinner

​                 8 August 2017

(NB: These dates are for both High Value Health Care Awards and the Achievement Awards)


Who to contact

For further enquiries regarding High Value Health Care Awards or Achievements Awards please contact:

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High Value Health Care Awards
Nicole Manning
Manager Research & Innovation
 Phone: (02) 492 36785/Mobile: 0428018331

Email: nicole.manning@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au 

Achievements Awards​
Kristy Waddell
Strategic Relations & Communication
Phone: (02) 498 55522 /Mobile: 0434609502