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Primary health care awards

The HESTA Primary Health Care Awards recognise the dedication and professionalism of those working in primary health care.

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A story worth celebrating...

Do you know someone in primary health care with a story worth celebrating?

Winners announced

Awards Dinner

The 2017 event was held at the ICC Sydney on Sunday, 27 August.

Winners announced

Prizes

Winners will share a $30,000 prize pool courtesy of proud Awards sponsor ME- the bank for you.

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Nominations now closed

Award categories

Young Leader

This award highlights the selfless dedication of a young leader who displays exceptional mentoring qualities.

Eligibility criteria

Individual Distinction

This award recognises primary health care workers who have displayed a vision for the future, have delivered positive outcomes and have gone beyond the expectations of their role.

Eligibility criteria

Team Excellence

This award acknowledges the achievements of primary health care teams that have demonstrated innovation by way of a collaborative and inclusive approach to their work.

Eligibility criteria

Who can nominate?

 

Australia’s primary health care services are the first we turn to when we are sick or injured.

These awards recognise the dedication and professionalism of those working in primary health care including health educators, medical practice managers, rehabilitation professionals, physiotherapists, osteopaths, dentists, pharmacists, GPs and other related therapists.

Patients, carers, colleagues, and primary health care workers can nominate themselves or a special individual or team who has made a real difference to the lives of patients or to the quality of a service.

Everyone involved in every stage of the delivery of care can enter or be nominated.

 

 

Recognition

Every person or organisation nominated will receive a certificate in recognition of their contributions.

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Acknowledgement

Finalists receive two tickets to attend the Awards dinner.

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REWARD

Winners will share a $30,000 prize pool, courtesy of proud Awards sponsor ME- the bank for you.

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The HESTA Primary Health Care Awards epitomise outstanding standards of care and the highest levels of commitment to the primary health care profession.

2017 winners

Young Leader

Nicole Cockburn was named the Young Leader award winner for her outstanding leadership in developing a free dental service for homeless youth.

Read Nicole's story

Individual Distinction

Dr Claire Jones was named the Individual Distinction award winner for her work providing health care coordination, health advocacy and social support to refugees in Queensland.

Read Claire's story

Team Excellence

The Austin Aphasia Integration Program was named the Team Excellence award winner for their work improving the lives of people recovering from aphasia.

Read their story

Young Leader

Nicole Cockburn

 

Finalists

Nicole Cockburn

Bertrand Doeuk

Ryan Ebert

Nicole Pates

Nicholas Schuster

Team Excellence

Austin Aphasia Integration Program, Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, Austin Health Melbourne

 

Finalists

The Healthy Lifestyle Team and #HerTribe, Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Austin Aphasia Integration Program, Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, Austin Health Melbourne

Lymphoedema Senior Management and Clinical Team, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Mars Clinic for Children's Continence, Mars Clinic

Paediatric Disability Rehab Team, NAPA Centre Pty Ltd

 

Individual Distinction

Dr Claire Jones

 

Finalists

Teresa DiFranco

Dr Pamela Douglas

Peter Georgilopoulos

Dr Claire Jones

Clare MacFarlane

 

 

Young Leader

Jonathan Ford

 

Finalists

Dr Abhi Varshney

Terry Tierney

Megan Somerville

Joanne Turner

 

Individual Distinction

Dr Julie Thompson

 

Finalists

Dr I-Hao Cheng

Dr Vivienne Tedeschi

Simon Ruth

Dr Dale Ford

Team Excellence

WDNWPT - Purple House

 

Finalists

Close The Gap & the BE PROUD card

Australian College of Optometry Outreach Programs

Toowoomba Diabetes Specialist Service Centre

Community Kitchens

 

Outstanding Graduate 

Annabel Pike

Finalists

Louise Davis

Melissa Coventry

Stuart Broadbridge

Zoe Golds

Team Innovation

Understanding Dementia 

Finalists

Cyril Jewel House's MS Care Model

Iona Medical Centre

Nurse of the Year

Sara Lohmeyer

Finalists

Faye Alvoen

Janet Lees

Ria Akuhata

Sara Lohmeyer

Tim Neate

 

 

 

 

2017 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards

Relive the excitement of the 2017 dinner.

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