Achievements recognised at AGM as District reflects on past 12 months
The focus of our team at Sydney Local Health District over the past year has been on experience.
The experience of our patients and their loved ones, the experience of our staff and the experience of the District as a leader in healthcare.
The Chair of the Board, The Hon Ron Phillips, AO and chief executive Dr Teresa Anderson, AM, joined our patients and their families, staff, consumers, volunteers, fundraisers, donors, NGOs and business partners at our Annual General Meeting.
During the AGM, we reflected on our achievements over the past 12 months in serving our patients, their families and the community.
It was also a time to reflect on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for our District over the next year and beyond.
Patients shared their stories about how our staff have made a difference to their lives.
And, we showcased the District sharing the steps we’re taking to be a sustainable healthcare provider delivered an insight into our District’s first-class research and its impact on our patients and explored advances in technology that are driving big changes patient services and care.
We also presented Sydney Local Health District’s Quality Awards which recognise, celebrate and encourage healthcare innovation and excellence.
Congratulations to the recipients of awards.
Transforming Patient Experience
Highly Commended: Transforming the environment for patients with cognitive impairment, Wakefield Ward, Balmain Hospital
Winner: Enhancing Recovery following Bariatric surgery: development of a new model of service, Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Unit, Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Delivering Integrated Care
Highly Commended: Implementing a model of GP and Mental Health Shared Care, Clinical Services Integration, Sydney Local Health District
Winner: Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods, Community Health Services, Sydney Local Health District
Keeping People Healthy
Winner: HIV in International Students: an innovative response, Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service, Diversity Programs and Strategy Hub, Population Health, Sydney Local Health District
Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Winner: Rainbow Families Antenatal Parent Education, Child and Family Health Services, Community Health Services, Sydney Local Health District
Supporting Our People
Winner: Meditation-based Wellness and Compassion Program, Nursing and Midwifery Services
Education and Workforce Development
Highly Commended: Blood Administration and Pre-Transfusion Specimen Education Support Portal, Canterbury Hospital
Winner: A state-wide Gastrostomy Training Program, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Health Research & Innovation
Highly Recommended: Improving the Care of Patients with Acute Back Pain, Emergency Departments, Sydney Local Health District
Winner: Research as the Gatekeeper: Introduction of Robotic-assisted Surgery into the Public Sector, Institute of Academic Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Excellence in the provision of Mental Health Services
Winner: ECT: Let’s Talk About It! Concord Centre for Mental Health, Mental Health Services
Volunteer of the Year Kylie Scott, disability advocate
Collaborative Leader of the Year Kylie Tastula, Clinical Nurse Consultant Neurosciences, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Sydney Local Health District Manager of the Year Lesley Innes, Director, Centre for Education and Workforce Development
Sydney Local Health District Staff Member of the Year Sharon Sheibu, Concierge, Sydney Dental Hospital
2019 Chairman’s Award for Excellence Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods, Community Health Services
Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you for your ongoing commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of our community.
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