North Shore (09) 486 8900
Waitakere (09) 839 0000

Health Excellence Awards


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

Health Excellence Awards 2019

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 on Tuesday 29th 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 are now open through until midnight Sunday 2nd June 2019.

Visit the new Health Excellence Awards website for full details.

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