Quality Awards and Workforce Safety Awards

On Tuesday, 20 November Barwon Health hosted the 19th annual Quality Awards and Workforce Safety Awards. 

The awards are an important way of recognising excellence in safety, quality care and innovation.

Each year Barwon Health staff are invited to nominate initiatives and individuals for an award.

2018 winners and highly commended:

Pillar 1 

Backyard Blitz* - a unique approach to supporting palliative care patients WINNER

Discharge Summary Project ‘Transfer of Safe Clinical Care’ Highly Commended

Pillar 2

Improving access: A pharmacist extended scope of practice in a Hepatitis C clinic Pillar 2 WINNER

Pillar 3

Pharmacist-led prescribing and monitoring of antimicrobials Highly Commended

Barwon Health Staff Influenza Vaccination program 2018 WINNER

Push or Infuse? A No Cost Intervention with a Significant Expenditure Reduction Outcome WINNER

Pillar 4 

The Interprofessional Twilight Challenge WINNER

Pillar 5

Review of Barwon Health’s Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) Service for People living with HIV/AIDS WINNER

Board of Directors Award

Community Kitchens: Building healthier lives in partnership with our community

Project of the Year

A new paradigm of emergency dental care in the community dental clinic 

Living our Values Award - Clinical

Julienne Kinna, Clinical Psychologist MH/Lecturer

 Living our Values Award - Non-Clinical

Renee Owen, Aboriginal Health Unit

Outstanding Achievement and Dedication to Barwon Health

Alfred Deakin Professor David Watters OAM

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.