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2024 Hunter New England Health Excellence Awards

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 (Nominated by HNE Executive Leadership Team only)
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
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

Guidelines and Criteria

Submission and Endorsement

  1. Complete the Entry Form template in accordance with the guidelines.
  2. Seek endorsement with signatures from the appropriate Facility / Dept / Service Manager and General Manager on the Management Endorsements page.
  3. Copy / Paste information from the template into the online nomination portal AwardForcehttps://hnehealth.awardsplatform.com/
  4. Upload a copy of the signed Management Endorsements page with the online submission along with any other attachments to support the nomination.

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 Achievement Awards, please contact Alice Hoffman, Human Resources Consultant, via alice.hoffman@health.nsw.gov.au or on 4985 3391.

If you have any questions regarding the High Value Health Care Awards, please contact the HNE Research Office, via
HNELHD-ResearchOffice@health.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4921 4140.

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.