Our annual Health Excellence Awards are being transformed into a formal gala event to be held at the ASB Theatre in Auckland’s CBD. This year’s sponsored ceremony in late October will feature 11 categories celebrating excellence in Health Outcomes, Patient Experience, Māori Health, Research, Innovation, Leadership, Equity and Primary Care. We’ll also be considering nominations for the Long Service awards, Young Employee of the Year and CEO Outstanding Contribution awards.
There will be three finalists in each category and all will have the opportunity to attend the big night. Entries and nominations will be called for in early April. Please keep an eye on this page and StaffNet for news of further developments.
Congratulations to all the participants and winners! The big winner on the night was Nurse Practitioner, Georgina MacPherson who was named overall winner of the oral presentation category and also won Excellence in Leadership and is this year's recipient of the Margaret Gadsdon Memorial Endowment.
Overall Winner+Excellence in Leadership+Margaret Gadsdon Memorial Endowment
Improving laboratory testing utilisation in colposcopy clinics Georgina McPherson
Excellence in Research & Innovation
Can a novel technology overcome barriers to cervical screening for Māori, Pacific and Asian women? Dr Karen Bartholomew & Aroha Haggie
Excellence in Clinical Care
Click, wait… Click, wait… Reducing clinician frustration with fast access to an integrated patient summary David Ryan
Excellence in Patient Experience
TextMATCH: Text messaging for MATernal and Child Health Dr Robyn Whittaker
Excellence in Integrated Care
E-clinics. A hidden gem behind your doctor’s referral Dr Peter van de Weijer
Excellence in Leadership (Highly Commended)
The sooner the better: The impact of acute day medicines reconciliation by an ADU pharmacist Dean Croft
Visit the poster gallery to read all entries. Congratulation to all the participants and the awards winners:
Overall Winner Innovative patient-centred approach to prevent surgical site infection in orthopaedic arthroplasty surgery WHEA110
Excellence in Health Literacy Consumer-led development of a head and neck cancer support network WHEA117
Excellence in Patient Experience Growing Stronger Together - Improving Children’s Journey WHEA108
Excellence in Integrated Care Improving Patient Safety in General Practice WHEA118
Excellence in Clinical Care The 3G Programme: Get up, Get dressed, Get moving WHEA111
People's Choice Poster iTui - an App improving paediatric assessments WHEA107
CEO Publication Prize
Assessment of videofluoroscopic swallow study findings before and after cricopharyngeal myotomy Head & Neck, 39 (9) pp. 1869 - 1875.
Authors: Dr Jacqui Allen, Dr Dora Blair & Dr Anna Miles