Barwon Health Quality Awards 2017

Friday, 01 December 2017.

Congratulations to all entrants in the annual Barwon Health Quality Awards, presented on 29 November in the HERB Lecture Theatre.

Each year Barwon Health staff are invited to nominate initiatives and individuals for an award, which are an important way of recognising excellence in safety, quality care and innovation.

There was a fantastic turnout of staff at the award ceremony, with the lecture theatre near capacity. This year saw an addition of an acknowledgement award for Hamlyn Banks staff and students for their part in the Percy Baxter Lodge Intergenerational Lifestyle Program. 

For the first time, this year's awards also incorporatedWorkforce Safety Awards.

The judging panel consists of Safety and Quality staff, consumer representatives, clinical staff, directors, executives and members of the Board of Directors to ensure representation from all areas.

The results were:

Quality awards
Our Consumers at the Forefront
Highly Commended: Robotic Radical Prostatectomies: an effective collaboration between the public and private sectors to achieve equity of access for regional patients
Winner: iValidate- Listen.Advise.Agree

Our People at their Best
Highly Commended: Ward Wellness Initiatives
Winner: Volunteer Based Dignity Therapy

Right Care, Right Time, Right Place
Highly Commended: Paediatric Short Stay Unit ED
Winner: Pressure Injury Management Strategy

Research, Education and Training for Excellence
Highly Commended: The AdvICE Core Course: Advancing interdisciplinary clinical excellence (through IPE)
Winner: A Novel Setting for Screening Diabetes

Our Community’s Wellbeing
Highly Commended: A Settings Approach to Reducing Sugar Sweetened Beverages
Acknowledgement: Percy Baxter Lodge Intergenerational Lifestyle Program
Winner: Wide Smiles

Corporate citizen awards – recognising our staff who are living the values
Non- Clinical: Rosa Marino, Cafeteria Manager at University Hospital Geelong
Natalie Morgan, Health Information Manager/Coder
Clinical: Associate Professor Michael Smith, Director of Oral Health Services

Board of Directors Awards
Wide Smiles- Barwon Health Oral Health Services Administration and Outreach Team

OHS Excellence and Innovation
Winner: Biomedical engineering

Smart Moves, Smart Lift- trainer of the Year
Winner: Sarah Whitford

Health and Safety Representative of the Year
Winner: Ellie Vergari 

Traditional Owners

We, Barwon Health, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.