you're all amazing

Health and community services is full of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, day in, day out, across Australia. That's why we created the HESTA Awards Program.

 

 

recent award winners

Midwife of the Year

A descendant of the Dharawal and Gumbayngirr peoples, Melanie Briggs is the Founder of Binjilaani, the first Aboriginal-led maternity model of care in Australia

Read her story

Nurse of the Year

Sue Hegarty was recognised for her exceptional advocacy and support for women with ovarian cancer.

Read her story

Outstanding Organisation

Beaudesert Hospital Maternity is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of women and babies in rural Queensland.

Read their story

 

thank you!

The following sponsors are assisting the next generation of health and community service professionals to share in the experience of the HESTA Awards.

We thank them for their generous support.

 

congratulations

We have been highlighting the exceptional leadership and work taking place in health and community services since 2007.

It has been our privilege to recognise, reward and share the stories of these exceptional professionals.

2021 finalists and winners

Midwife of the Year

Janelle Dillon

Finalist

Melanie Boulter

Nurse of the Year

Shannon Philp

Finalists

Raymond Chan

Nicole Cummins

Simone Sheridan

Outstanding Organisation

Ramsay Health Care Australia

Finalists

Monash University - Nursing & Midwifery

Nursing and Midwifery Health Program, Victoria

Advancing Pedagogy & Practice

Lilyfield Early Learning Centre

Finalists

KU Isobel Pulsford Memorial Preschool Team

KU West Pymble Preschool

 

Individual Leadership

Karen Roberts

Finalists

Natalie Cordukes

Michelle Gujer

Jackie Staudinger

Outstanding Organisation

Finalists

Forbes Preschool

Jumbunna Community Preschool & Early Learning Centre

Outstanding Organisation -Aged Care

Royal Freemasons Benevolent Institution (RFBI)

Finalists

Feros Care

integratedliving

Whiddon

 

Outstanding Organisation -Allied Health

Earbus Foundation of WA

Finalists

Adaptive Physiotherapy and Performance

Restore Function Physiotherapy

Outstanding Organisation -Community Services

Sacred Heart Mission

Finalists

Share the Dignity

SHINE for Kids

The Water Well Project

Outstanding Organisation -Disability Services

Bus Stop Films

Finalists

Limbs 4 Life

Multicap Avegates School Holiday Program

Team Excellence -Aged Care

Hospitality and Gardening teams, Lifeview

Finalists

Brightwater Music Therapy Team, Brightwater Care Group

Critical Interim Support Team, Brotherhood of St Laurence

Dementia Australia Centre for Dementia Learning

Team Excellence -Allied Health

Advance Rehab Centre team

Finalists

Blokes in a Caring Role, Dementia Australia

Team Excellence -Community Services

SHQ

Finalists

The Haymarket Foundation Senior case management team (homelessness services)

Zoe Support Australia

Team Excellence -Disability Services

WaterAbilities, Cyclabilities Incorporated

Finalists

Team Helen, Hartley Lifecare

YMCS South Australia Leap Online

Outstanding Organisation

Housing All Australians

Finalists

Big Group Hug

Ishar Multicultual Women's Health Services

The Water Well Project

 

Team Innovation

The Living Room

Finalists

Bendigo Health Facilities Management Team

YWCA Asista Program Team

Individual Distinction

Melissa Browning - joint winner

Julia Claire Hales - joint winner

Finalists

Jodie Bergsma

AJ Williams-Tchen

2020 finalists and winners

Midwife of the Year

Cassandra Nest

Finalists

Dawn Reid

Kristy Wiegele

 

Nurse of the Year

Tania Green

Finalists

Angela Casey

Rafael Serrano Real

Kate Weger

 

Outstanding Organisation

Ovarian Cancer Australia

Finalists

Lavender Mother and Baby Unit

Northcott

 

Outstanding Organisation -Aged Care

ECH (Enbling Confidence at Home) Inc

Finalists

Community Based Support (CBS)

Southern Cross Care (SA, NT & VIC) Inc

Outstanding Organisation -Allied Health

Cyclabilities

Finalists

Advance Rehab Centre

Little Wings Limited

Outstanding Organisation -Community Services

Justice Connect

Finalists

Little Dreamers Australia

Purple House

Outstanding Organisation -Disability Services

Synapse Australia Ltd

Finalists

Autism Mates

TAD (Technical Aid to the Disabled)

Team Excellence -Aged Care

Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults

Finalists

Aged Care Services Team, Footprints in Brisbane Inc

Wound Champions Team, Southern Cross Care (SA, NT & VIC) Inc

Team Excellence - Allied Health

PACE (Pulmonary and Cardiac Exercise and Education) Team, Alpine Health

Finalists

IDHS Allied Health Team, Inglewood & Districts Health Service

RFDS Partnership Speech Team

 

Team Excellence -Community Services

Wongee Mia, Ruah Community Services

Finalists

The Plenty Project, Midlas

Tressillian 2U mobile Early Parenting Service

 

Team Excellence -Disability Services

Sharon’s 24/7 Support Team, Interchange

Finalists

NeuroMoves, Spinal Cord Injuries Australia

Start Up, Challenge Community Services