Quality in Healthcare Awards

Established in 2002, the Quality in Healthcare ACT Awards highlight the dedication of individuals and teams who make significant positive contributions to the health sector. They also recognise innovations that improve the delivery of safe, quality care within the ACT.

The awards are open to all health sector employees in the ACT, including:

  • clinical staff
  • administrative personnel
  • community-based organisations
  • private facilities
  • public facilities
  • students studying a health-related discipline in the ACT

On Wednesday 5 December, the 2018 Quality in Healthcare ACT Awards were held at the National Gallery of Australia.

This year, there were 32 submissions. 15 finalists, six categories winners and one overall award winner. The overall award was presented by Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris MLA.

All entries are a testament of the dedication and commitment healthcare teams, professionals, consumers and students from across our territory—all of whom share our goal in creating the best possible healthcare system for the ACT.

Overall Winner:

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Overall Winner – Joshua Ahearn, Medical Student, Australian National University for the Impact of inhaled Nitric Oxide stewardship program in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Project.

Category Winners:

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Person-Centered – ACT Mental Health Consumer Network for The My Rights, My Decisions Program

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Safety – Renal Service, Canberra Health Services for the Maintaining patient and staff safety during practice change project

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Safety – Paediatric/Adolescent Wards, Canberra Health Services for The reduction of Peripheral Intravenous Cannula serious harm events in the Paediatric Unit

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Effectiveness – Women, Youth and Children Community Health Program, Canberra Health Services for Transition to e-referrals to enhance clinical handover

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Efficiency – Canberra Hospital Stroke Unit, Canberra Health Services, for Nurse-led triage of stroke calls improves time to diagnosis, treatment and admission in patients with acute stroke

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Efficiency – Rehabilitation and Community Care, Allied Health, Canberra Health Services, for Guardianship and Management of Property Tribunal Hearings at the Canberra Hospital

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Student – Joshua Ahearn, Medical Student, Australian National University, for the Impact of inhaled Nitric Oxide stewardship program in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Project.

Need more information?

If you need more information please contact qualityathealth@act.gov.au or phone 02 6205 5236.

Page last updated on: 7 Dec 2018