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Hunter New England Health Excellence Awards

2024 Nominations CLOSED
Please refer to calendar of opportunities for future dates

The Hunter New England Health 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 continue to focus on meeting the strategic outcomes of Future Health, aiming to deliver on our vision of a sustainable health system that delivers outcomes that matter most to patients and the community, is personalised, invests in wellness and is digitally enabled.

Achievement Awards Categories (Individual Awards)

Staff Member of the Year Award – this year this category is open across the district for nominations of exceptional staff who meet the Award criteria.

Volunteer of the Year Award

High Value Health Care Awards Categories (Team Awards)

Environmental Sustainability Award
Excellence in Aboriginal Healthcare Award
Excellence in the Provision of Mental Health Services Award
Excellence in Multicultural Healthcare Award
Health Innovation Award
Health Research Award
Keeping People Healthy Award
Patient Safety First Award
People and Culture Award
Transforming Patient Experience Award

Key Dates

Entries OpenMonday 12 February 2024
Entries CloseMonday 8 April 2024
Finalists AnnouncedMay 2024
Winners AnnouncedAugust 2024

How to prepare an Excellence Awards submission


Examples of HNE Winning Submissions:

2023 HNE Health Excellence Awards Winners

2022 HNE Health Excellence Awards Winners


If you have any questions regarding the Staff Member of the Year Award or the High Value Health Care Awards, please contact the HNE Research Office, via HNELHD-ResearchOffice@health.nsw.gov.au or on  4921 4140.

If you have any questions regarding the Volunteer of the Year Awards, please contact Alice Hoffman, Human Resources Consultant, via alice.hoffman@health.nsw.gov.au or on 4985 3391.

For any other enquiries regarding the Awards program, please contact Lara Cutrupi, Communication Advisor, via Lara.Cutrupi@health.nsw.gov.au or on 4985 5522.