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Health Excellence Awards


Winner Georgina McPherson with Dr Andrew Brant
Photo: Award winner Georgina McPherson with Dr Andrew Brant

These awards showcase the outstanding work by health professionals in our district to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve. The Health Excellence Awards are about celebrating research and innovation excellence in healthcare.

Improving patient outcomes is the single most important benefit to follow from evidence-based discussion and debate on health and healthcare. The Health Excellence Awards provide a forum in which improvements can be embedded and shared.

Oral Presentations 2018

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

Poster Presentations 2018

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