A record 79 entries from across the district are in the running for the prestigious 2017 WSLHD Quality Awards.
The nominations – in categories as broad as innovation, local solutions and education and health – will be on display at a series of showcases around the district from 7-11 August.
Director of Clinical Governance Luke Sloane described submissions the 2017 Quality Awards as “outstanding”.
“The number of entries speaks to the level of commitment WSLHD employees have to their patients, quality and safety, and to the health of western Sydney,” he said.
“But when you take into account the variety and collaboration shown in the entries … let’s just say our district is working together at every level to further improve quality of care through innovation.”
Judges will whittle entries down to a shortlist, before choosing the winners in 11 main categories.
1. Patients as Partners
2. Integrated Health Care
3. Translational Research
4. Local solutions
5. Preventive Health
6. Collaborative Team
7. Harry Collins Award
8. Arts and Health Award
9. Innovation Category (WSLHD Award Category)
10.Education and Training (WSLHD Award Category)
11.Bob Leece Award
Four additional peak awards will also be given.
Employees and members of the public will choose the winner of the NewsLocal Peoples’ Choice Award, while WSLHD board chair Richard Alcock and WSLHD chief executive Danny O’Connor will choose the winners of the Chair of the Board’s Award and Chief Executive Award respectively.
The WentWest Partnership award will be decided by the organisation’s chief executive officer Walter Kmet.
Quality Awards will be announced on 7 September at a sparkling evening event at ANZ Stadium. The event is invitation only.
Quality Awards Showcases will be held at:
- Mount Druitt – 7 August, 10am-1.30pm, near the stairwell on level 2
- Blacktown – 8 August, 10am-2pm, Hospital Street
- Cumberland – 9 August, 10am-1,30pm, PARC building
- Auburn – 10 August, 10am-1.30pm, main entrance
- Westmead – 11 August, 10am-2pm, near the chapel.