Recognising that patients are partners in their healthcare, this award aims to acknowledge projects/programs which promote collaboration between the patient and the healthcare team to improve health.
Emergency Department Did Not Wait strategy,
Aboriginal Health Unit and Emergency Department stream
Diabetes alliance urgent care: A pandemic response, Integrated Care and Partnerships
The HNEkids Rehab outreach program, HNEkids Rehab
Patient app for COVID positive community patients, COVID Care in the Community and COVID Kids@Home
The Integrated Value Based Care Award recognises initiatives that support NSW Health’s vision for a sustainable health system that delivers outcomes that matter to patients, is personalised, invests in wellness and is digitally enabled. The move to value is being accelerated through local initiatives and state-wide programs including Leading Better Value Care (LBVC), Integrated Care and Commissioning for Better Value.
Collaborative care for vulnerable patients, Integrated Care and Partnerships
Pathways for back pain in the Emergency Department, HNE Population Health
Fixing a wee problem: Inpatient continence care, John Hunter Hospital Medical and Interventional Service and Hunter Stroke Service
Providing world-class clinical care where patient safety comes first is a key priority for HNE Health. HNE Health has a shared vision that Patient Safety is everybody’s business. This award acknowledges a commitment to putting Patient Safety First every day.
Safe communication for kids, John Hunter Children's Hospital
Transport ventilator rapid gas changeover T-piece, Clinical Technology and Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability
Keeping patients with food allergies safe, Allied Health Directorate
REACH dental – A first for outpatients, Oral Health
NSW Health is committed to promoting good health through raising awareness of healthy choices, preventing ill health and improving the overall health and wellbeing of the community.
The Keeping People Healthy Award, formerly The Harry Collins Award, has previously commemorated the outstanding commitment and passionate contribution of Mr Henry (Harry) Collins. Harry made a particularly outstanding contribution to the “Clean Hands Save Lives” campaign prior to his death in November 2007. This campaign is an example of a Keeping People Healthy initiative. His dedication to bringing the community’s perspective to the prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections is greatly appreciated by both patients and staff of the NSW health system, and NSW Health is proud to recognise these achievements.
Improving children’s school day physical activity, HNE Population Health
One jab at a time – vaccinating the masses! Belmont Vaccination Centre
|Breast feeding education and timely intervention,|
Children Young People and Families Community and Allied Health Services
Child and Family Health Nursing
Bringing together two previous HNE Award categories, a Safe and Healthy Workplace and Supporting Our People, The People and Culture Award recognises teams who develop and support our people and culture, and ensure a safe and healthy environment for patients and staff.
Engaging prospective dental practitioners in a virtual world, Oral Health
Think outside the box to implement best practice,
John Hunter Hospital Medical and Interventional Service and Hunter Stroke Service
Doctors’ Professional Hub, Medical Workforce
Connecting the dots: A strategic approach, Palliative and End of Life Care Clinical Stream
Collaboration between researchers, policy makers, service users, health managers and clinicians in research is critical and can lead to findings that are more likely to be innovative and positively inform health decisions. This includes innovative future focused infrastructure and digital health initiatives.
SWAP-IT: From pilot trial to state-wide scale-up, HNE Population Health
HeLP - Healthy lifestyle program for low back pain, HNE Population Health
Supportive care: What matters most?
HNE Chronic Disease Network and Palliative and End of Life Care Stream
Mental Health is a priority area for the NSW Government, with one in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experiencing a mental illness in any year*.
This award recognises and showcases innovation in improving the quality and safety of mental health patient care within programs.
Better pathways project: HNE Mental Health Service
Mental health virtual clinical pharmacy project, HNE Mental Health Pharmacy
Maitland Mental Health – The jewel of the Hunter, Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability
* Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2009). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 4326.0, 2007. ABS: Canberra.
Excellence in Aboriginal Healthcare is a new award that recognises exceptional healthcare delivery through strong partnerships across HNE Health and external agencies.
Welcome to Wonnaruah Country, Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability
|Healthy Deadly Feet worker program, Allied Health Directorate|
Short films on Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Services and outreach services, Moree Community Health
Recognising that climate change and unsustainable resource use are contributing to ill-health the world over, this award aims to acknowledge environmental sustainability projects, practices and programs which promote healthcare without harm.
Baby Steps: Recycling bottles in the NICU, John Hunter Children's Hospital
John Hunter Hospital Operating Suite Environmental Action team, John Hunter Hospital Theatres
|Sustainability at Hunter Brain Injury Service: Reducing food waste|
Sustainable Healthcare: Together Towards Zero’ strategy is sector transforming, Engineering and Maintenance