VHA members receive Public Healthcare Awards

November 27, 2019

The VHA congratulates all recipients of the 2019 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards including its members. In particular congratulations to Banyule Community Health, Numurkah District Health Service and South West Healthcare on being named the Premier’s Health Services of the Year alongside Ambulance Victoria.

We would also like to highlight the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Award for excellence in public sector aged care which was presented to Goulburn Valley Health, Albury Wodonga Health, North East Health Wangaratta, Nexus Primary Health and NCN Health.

The full listing of winners, commendations and finalists is below:

Premier’s Primary Health Service of the Year

Winner

Banyule Community Health

Highly Commended

Merri Health

Finalist

Gippsland Lakes Community Health

 

Premier’s Small Health Service of the Year

Winner

Numurkah District Health Service

Highly Commended

Yarrawonga Health

 

Premier’s Medium Health Service of the Year

Winner

South West Healthcare

 

Premier’s Large Health Service of the Year

Winner

Ambulance Victoria

Highly Commended

Melbourne Health

Finalist

St Vincent’s Hospital

Finalist

Bendigo Health

 

Minister for Health’s Award for improving maternal, child and family health

Winner

Austin Health
MumSpace – Digital hub for mums with depression and anxiety

Finalist

Dental Health Services Victoria
Improving the oral health outcomes of pregnant Victorians through the Midwifery Initiated Oral Health Education Program

Finalist

Banyule Community Health
We Love Stories

 

Minister for Mental Health’s Award for excellence in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Victorians

Winner

Barwon Health and Ambulance Victoria
Prehospital Response of Mental Health and Paramedic Team (PROMPT)

Highly Commended

Peninsula Health
The Wellness Clinic – Optimising the physical health of clients

Finalist

Monash Health
Promoting recovery and trauma treatment in public health

Finalist

Numurkah District Health Service
Dairy Industry Support project

 

Minister for Equality’s Award for supporting LGBTIQ health

Winner

VincentCare
Rainbow Tick Accreditation for VincentCare Victoria

Highly Commended

Cancer Council Victoria, Thorne Harbour Health
Public Cervix Announcement campaign

Finalist

Hepburn Health Service
Hepburn Health: Inclusion and Diversity

 

Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Award for excellence in public sector aged care

Winner

Goulburn Valley Health, Albury Wodonga Health,

North East Health Wangaratta, Nexus Primary Health, NCN Health
Community Interlink – a public health aged care consortium

Finalist

Monash Health, Alfred Health, Eastern Health, Northern Health, Western Health, Monash University, Office of the Public Advocate (Victoria)
Guardianship in Hospitals: a health services/OPA pilot program

 

Secretary’s Award for excellence in culturally diverse health

Winner

Women’s Health West, cohealth, Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health, Maribyrnong City Council, Western English Language School
Human relations education program for newly arrived young people

Highly Commended

Merri Health, Moreland City Libraries
Word Play

Finalist

Cancer Council Victoria
Bowel cancer screening campaign for the South Asian community

 

 

Chief Health Officer’s Award for supporting healthy populations

Winner

Women’s Health West, Health West, Western Bulldogs, IPC Health, Hobsons Bay
Community champions take action

Finalist

Hepburn Health Service
The Cook, the Chef and Us

Finalist

Merri Health, The University of Melbourne
Count Me In

 

Excellence in women’s health

Winner

Monash Health
Keeping mothers and babies together: a better way of assessing sepsis risk

Highly Commended

Western Health
Maternity Connect Program: rural service sustainability

Highly Commended

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative, Koorie Maternity Service, Barwon Health Foundation, Barwon Health Women’s and Children’s
Excellence in Koorie women’s maternity health

 

Improving Aboriginal health

Winner

Western Health, Mercy Hospital for Women, The Royal Women’s Hospital, VACCHO and La Trobe University
A culturally safe and collaborative model of midwifery care

Highly Commended

Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association, Gippsland Lakes Community Health
Djinbung – To breathe: a picture is worth a thousand words

Highly Commended

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Improving Aboriginal health outcomes and healthcare experience

 

Improving healthcare through clinical research

Winner

Alfred Health
Professor Paul Myles

Finalist

The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Monash Health and The University of Melbourne
EXTEND: a game changer for ischemic stroke treatment worldwide

Finalist

Austin Health, Monash Health
Improving the management of paracetamol overdose

Finalist

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Avoiding major surgery for patients with bowel cancer

 

Improving integration of care for patients with chronic and complex conditions

Winner

Monash Health
Early Neurodevelopment Clinic Team

Highly Commended

The Salvation Army and St Vincent’s Hospital
Integrating primary health at the Salvation Army’s 614 precinct

Finalist

St Vincent’s Hospital
Physician home visits to patients with advanced lung disease

Finalist

Melbourne Health
Better health outcomes for diabetes patients: RAPIDS

 

Improving workforce wellbeing and safety

Winner

Western Health
Improving safety: routine emergency department risk assessments

Finalist

The Kilmore and District Hospital
REACHing for a positive workplace culture

Finalist

Eastern Health
Creating a values-based culture

 

Safer Care Victoria compassionate care award

Winner

cohealth, Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS), North Western Melbourne PHN and Green Cross Project Inc
Mobile Health Access Point (MhAP)

Highly Commended

Sunraysia Community Health Services
Team Palliative Care

Finalist

Monash Health
Delivering a better quality of life to patients with malignant ascites with in-home paracentesis via an indwelling drain

 

Safer Care Victoria Award for excellence in quality and safety

Winner

The Royal Children’s Hospital
RAPID model of care in The Royal Children’s Hospital ED

Highly Commended

Austin Health
Optimising patient outcomes in hypogonadism

Highly Commended

Northern Health
Respiratory Care Unit

 

Whole of hospital model for responding to family violence

Winner

Echuca Regional Health, Rochester & Elmore District Health Service, Cohuna District Hospital, Kerang District Health, Northern District Community Health, Swan Hill District Health
Murray SHRFV Cluster

Finalist

Eastern Health
Everyone at Eastern Health is able to respond to family violence

Finalist

Bass Coast Health
Bass Coast Health and the Change for Sam Initiative

Finalist

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Peter Mac Says No to Family Violence