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World Class Leaders In Public Health Honoured

Victoria’s world class public health services have been honoured for outstanding excellence and innovation at the 2016 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.

Nineteen awards were presented tonight in a gala awards ceremony that celebrated the achievements and contribution of healthcare professionals and organisations across Victoria.

Now in their 12th year, the awards recognise those delivering the very best care and support for all Victorians.

They are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the incredible work of our skilled and dedicated doctors, nurses and health professionals, programs and initiatives that make Victoria’s health system truly world class.

Recipients of the most prestigious Premier’s Health Service of the Year awards are:

  • Premier’s Primary Health Service of the Year – Winner: Sunbury Community Health.Finalists: Banyule Community Health and cohealth
  • Premier’s Small Health Service of the Year – Winner: Rural Northwest Health. Finalists:Kyneton District Health and West Wimmera Health Service
  • Premier’s Medium Health Service of the Year – Winner: East Grampians Health Service.Finalists: Echuca Regional Health and Wimmera Health Care Group
  • Premier’s Large Health Service of the Year – Winner: The Royal Women’s Hospital.Finalists: The Royal Children’s Hospital and Western Health.

Other award categories recognise health services for improving indigenous health, supporting better mental health and improving hospital performance.

Excellence in improving equity, clinical research, women’s health, workforce wellbeing, quality and safety, community engagement, CALD health, children’s health, cancer care, LGBTI health, alternative care and aged care are also recognised.

A full list of winners and finalists is available at https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/health-workforce/recognition-and-awards/victorian-public-healthcare-awards

Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Jill Hennessy

“Victoria is proud to be home to some of the most talented and dedicated health professionals in the world.”

“Every year health services raise the bar higher. We recognise and thank the doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare workers who are finding new and better ways to deliver safer, timely and higher quality care.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley

“These awards pay tribute to the outstanding ideas that are saving lives and providing the world class health and mental health care that all Victorians deserve.”

“Our workforce provides support to Victorians living with a mental illness – to give people every opportunity to get back on their feet.”