WA Health Awards 2012 winners announced
The winners of the Western Australian (WA) Health Awards 2012 were announced on 15 November.
The WA Health Awards are announced at the WA Health conference each year. This year's conference ran from 15-16 November, and featured ‘Partnerships' as the central theme.
There are eleven individual award categories, including an Aboriginal health category, as well as an over-arching award - the Director General's Award - which was presented this year.
The winners of the categories for 2012 were:
- Excellence in Developing Partnerships
- Collaborative partnerships to close the gap in Indigenous early childhood development (Aboriginal Maternity Services Support Unit, King Edward Memorial Hospital, North Metropolitan Health Service)
- Excellence in Health Promotion and Early Intervention
- Music to open your mind (Mental Health Strategy and Leadership Unit and the South Metropolitan Mental Health Advisory Group (SuMMAt) of the South Metropolitan Health Service in partnership with Community Mental Health, St John of God Murdoch Hospital)
- Innovation in Resourcing and Workplace Environment
- The procurement of the Midland Health Campus - a successful interagency collaboration (North Metropolitan Health Service)
- Excellence in Primary Healthcare and Care in the Community
- Contraception clinic for Port Hedland women (Hedland Health Campus, WA Country Health Service, Pilbara)
- Excellence in Service Delivery
- Improvement in the Patient Journey
- My eHealth record (WA Country Health Service - Kimberley in partnership with the Northern Territory Department of Health, Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT, Northern Territory Medicare Local, Aboriginal Health Services Council South Australia, Morra Worra Worra Fitzroy Crossing)
- Excellence in Partnering With Consumers and Carers
- Boodjari Yorga program (Wheatbelt Aboriginal Health Service, WA Country Health Service, Wheatbelt)
- Partnering for Better Outcomes in Aboriginal Health
- Moorditj djena (North Metropolitan Health Service and South Metropolitan Health Service)
- Innovation in Safety and Quality
- The Western Australian vaccine safety surveillance (WAVSS) system (Prevention and Control Program of the Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Public Health and Clinical Services Division, in partnership with the Child and Adolescent Health Service and Health Information Network)
- Innovation in Performance
- State-wide web-based system for ordering government-funded vaccines (Prevention and Control Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Public Health and Clinical Services Division)
- Excellence in Clinical Training
- Gosnells Community Speech Pathology Clinic (Armadale Health Service and Bentley Health Service of the South Metropolitan Health Service; in partnership with the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University).
The winner of the Director General's Award was also the winner for the Innovation in Safety and Quality category - The Western Australian vaccine safety surveillance (WAVSS) system. This project was initiated by the Department of Health, WA, as a direct response to an increased incidence of adverse events following vaccination (AEFIs) through the National immunisation program for children aged less than 5 years.
Source: Department of Health, WA
Department of Health
PO Box 8172
Perth Business Centre WA 6849
Ph: (08) 9222 2044
Fax: (08) 9222 4046