WSLHD gets four nods in 2017 NSW Health Awards

Community eye care in Westren Sydney is a finalist in this year's WSLHD Quality Awards. Pictured; Optometrist Bendy Ng, practice manager Anh Kieu, optometrist Joe Nazarian, Associate professor and ophthalmologist Gerald Liew, optometrist Margaret Nguyen (front middle), CEYEC service coordinator Belinda Ford, associate professor and ophthalmologist Andrew White (seated on desk)and optometry technician Shahe Nazarian.
Community eye care in Western Sydney has been nominated for a NSW Health Award. Pictured; Optometrist Bendy Ng, practice manager Anh Kieu, optometrist Joe Nazarian, Associate professor and ophthalmologist Gerald Liew, optometrist Margaret Nguyen (front middle), CEYEC service coordinator Belinda Ford, associate professor and ophthalmologist Andrew White (seated on desk)and optometry technician Shahe Nazarian.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) has been nominated for four awards in this year’s NSW Health Awards.

WSLHD received nods for:

  • Delivering Integrated Care category: Community eye care in western Sydney

The project aims to improve access to Westmead Hospital’s ophthalmic services, aimed at reducing the waiting time for patients with non-acute eye disease in western Sydney.

  • Patient Safety First category: Not another DVT in the ED

The project aims to decrease the volume of patients presenting at Westmead Hospital’s ED with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT), using evidence-based best practice and international guidelines.

  • A Safe & Healthy Workplace category: Rethink your Drink @ Westmead Hospital

A project to increase awareness among patients and staff at Westmead Hospital about the consequences of over-consumption of sugar sweetened beverages.

Westmead Hospital’s Postal Services staff on-board with the Rethink Your Drink campaign. Join the campaign with Fatima Quadri, Nely Mendoza, Shinder Gill
Westmead Hospital’s Postal Services staff were early adopters of the Rethink Your Drink campaign. Pictured are Fatima Quadri, Nely Mendoza, Shinder Gill and manager Jude Frazer.
  • Excellence in the provision of mental health: Innovative Service Delivery Model

A project to provide the most appropriate care for mental health patients and minimise inappropriate emergency department presentations via the triple-0 ambulance dispatch system.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

The 2017 NSW Health Awards will be announced on Thursday, 26 October, 2017 – we’ll have our fingers crossed!

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