The mental health intensive care unit (MHICU) at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital claimed the Excellence in the Provision of Mental Health Services Award with its project ‘Reducing Time in Seclusion in the Mental Health Intensive Care Unit’.
MHICU Nurse Unit Manager James Wall said the fact the competition was of such a high calibre made it all the sweeter to win.
“The other nominees had terrific projects; we were just happy to be nominated in the end but it was a nice surprise to win,” he said.
He paid tribute to his staff and the support the team received as part of their project, which has greatly benefitted consumers and staff alike.
“It’s really rewarding for the team to see their hard work pay off,” James said.