Jun 30
Western NSW LHD health awards winners for 2011

Three projects involving paediatric burns management, mental health intensive care and volunteers helping visitors find their way in the new Orange hospital have won the top awards at the inaugural Western NSW Local Health District Health Awards Expo today.
The Health Awards recognise the excellent work of clinicians, staff and service partners to improve patient safety, clinical quality and health system performance across the Local Health District.
The Judges Award has been won by the Mental Health Intensive Care Service Provision project presented by Sharon McIntyre, NUM MH Intensive Care, MH ICU Bloomfield Campus.
The Chief Executive’s Award was shared by two winners - The Way Finding Program presented by Stuart McKinnon, Spotless Site Manager, Orange Health Service and the Paediatric Burns Management project presented by Jackie Corliss, NUM CAPAC/Ambulatory Care, Bathurst Health Service.
The People’s Choice Award was voted on by all all those present at the Expo and presented to the Paediatric Burns Management project presented by Jackie Corliss, NUM CAPAC/Ambulatory Care, Bathurst Health Service.
The winners were announced in Dubbo today (Thursday, 30 June) at an awards presentation and judged from 28 project submissions entered with 14 successful as finalists.

Nine of the Expo finalists will now be entered into the prestigious NSW Health Awards and those finalists will be announced on 14 October at Australia Technology Park, Sydney.

The Western NSW LHD projects entered into the NSW Health Awards in respective category are: Category 1: Promoting Health through Men’s Shed, Category 2: Paediatric Burns Management, Category 3: Mental Health Intensive Care Service Provision, Category 4: Creating a healthy eater; a multidisciplinary approach; Category 5: Art and Health Strategy, Category 6: Aboriginal Health Trainee Program. Category Improvement in Patient Safety: PiVITAL Partnerships – Patient, Carer, Clinician and the Way Finding Program. Mental Health Category: Improving Community Care for Dementia.