Nominations are closed for 2019.

The Northern Sydney Local Health District Quality and Improvement Awards represent a fantastic opportunity to recognise the excellent service delivery and improvement projects that have made a real difference to the people for whom we care.

Awards will be given in 10 categories:

NSLHD Patients as Partners

Awarded to a project that has empowered patients/consumers to take control of their health and manage their own health conditions.
Please demonstrate how your project has:

  • Supported patients/consumers to take control of their health
  • Utilised shared decision making with patients/consumers
  • Included the involvement and feedback of patients/consumers, families, and/or carers
Delivering Integrated Care

This award acknowledges innovative projects and programs that encourage the delivery of integrated care.

Please demonstrate how your project has:

  • Created links between hospital and community services to deliver better care and improved patient/consumer outcomes
  • Developed a new business or clinical model for services
  • Provided appropriate and cost effective care keeping people out of hospital when possible

Focus on Health Prevention and Promotion
In recognition of a project that has taken every opportunity to work in partnership with patients/consumers to build and maintain wellness.
Please demonstrate how your project has:

  • Supported people and communities to learn about, and become responsible for, improving their own health and wellbeing
  • Created a partnership to support patient/consumer health outcomes.
  • Focused on preventative health to reduce acute admissions.
Original Endeavour

This award recognises excellence in developing original and effective solutions to problems or challenges.
Please demonstrate how your project has:

  • Been innovative in providing health care in areas where gaps have been identified.
  • Used technology or new ways of doing business
  • Initiated and lead activities that enabled change
Collaboration Award

Awarded to a project in recognition of an outstanding partnership, team spirit, or commitment to developing new relationships.

Please demonstrate how your project has:

  • Worked with internal or external stakeholders to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Achieved sustainable results through successful inter-personal collaboration.
  • Contributed to building awareness of collaboration by sharing examples of best practice and results, inspiring similar excellence in others
Diversity Award

Awarded to a project that has demonstrated best practice to achieve better health outcomes for people from diverse backgrounds

Please demonstrate how your project has:

  • Recognised groups in the population, including those who are Aboriginal, aged, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), LGBTI or have a disability
  • Coordinated and integrated care for populations with the greatest needs, recognising that health and social outcomes are interdependent
  • Improved collaboration with external stakeholders
A Safe and Healthy Workplace

This award aims to acknowledge the strong safety culture that underpins NSLHDs commitment to providing a safe working environment for all staff.
Please demonstrate how your project has:

  • Improved systems and efficiencies to support better workplace safety and health outcomes
  • Supported long-term behaviour change to strengthen the staff health and safety culture
  • Championed a safety culture
Quality and Safety

This award recognises a project that demonstrates commitment to continual improvement and a focus on quality and safety in caring for patients/consumers, and/or communities.

Please demonstrate how your project has:

  • Resulted in safer patient/consumer care
  • Engaged patients/consumers in approaches to improve their safety
  • Monitored outcomes to ensure continuous improvement that meets patient/consumer needs 
Excellence in supporting the mental health of our patients and consumers 

This award recognises and showcases innovation in improving the quality and safety of mental health care within programs.

Please demonstrate how your project has:

  • Demonstrated  excellence and innovation in mental health service delivery for your patients/consumers
  • Developed consumer focused services
  • Improved prevention and early intervention
Local Solutions  

This award recognises a project that has identified and implemented a local solution to meet the health needs of their patients/consumers and carers.

Please demonstrate how your project has:

  • Used a quality improvement approach to identify an issue or challenge and then solve it
  • Embedded the project in the local area with a sustainable approach
  • Involved the multidisciplinary team in the project

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