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NSLHD Quality and Improvement Awards 2020


The Northern Sydney Local Health District Quality and Improvement Awards celebrate the excellence of our nurses, doctors, allied health professionals, support staff and researchers. The awards put a spotlight on the hard work and delivery of programs and services which have made a real difference to the patients and families we care for.​

2020 NSLHD quality and improvement award winners​​​​

 Patients as partners award

Awarded to a project that has empowered patients and consumers to take control of their health and manage their own health condition. Youth Health Consultant Initiative, NSLHD Health Promotion​​


​Patient Led Handover Initiative, Rehabilitation Team, Mona Vale Hospital

 Delivering integrated care award

Acknowledges innovative projects and programs that encourage the delivery of integrated care.Frailty Initiative, Hornsby Hospital


 Excellence in support services award

Recognises excellence in developing original and effective solutions to problems or challenges outside the clinical setting.Executive Operational Huddles, Executive Team, Hornsby Hospital


 Keeping people healthy award

​​In recognition of a project that has taken every opportunity to work in partnership with patients and consumers to build and maintain wellness.Community Mental Health Gym Program, Ryde Community Mental Health Service


 Quality and safety award

​In recognition of a project that demonstrates commitment to continual improvement and a focus on quality and safety in caring for patients, consumers and our community. Reducing time in seclusion, Mental​ Health Intensive Care Unit, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Mental Health service


 Excellence in supporting the mental health of patients and consumers award

Recognises and showcases innovation in improving the quality and safety of mental health care within programs.Mental Health Intensive Care Unit Metabolics, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Mental Health Service​


 Local solutions award

Recognises projects that have identified and implemented a local solution to meet the needs of their patients, consumers, carers or staff. Reducing inappropriate arterial blood gas testing, Intensive Care Unit, Royal North Shore Hospital​


 Health research and clinical practice award

Recognises research projects that demonstrate commitment to continual improvement and a focus on changing practice through evidence based care.Keeping Sweethearts Together, Neonatal Intensive ​Care Unit, Royal North Shore Hospital​


 Patient experience award

Awarded to a project that has gone above and beyond to improve the patient, carer and family experience of a health service, clinic or visit. Eyes Open Project, Ophthalmology Clinic, Ambulatory Care, Royal North Shore Hospital​


Previous years

Previous award winners can be accessed below: