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Living Quality & Safety Health and Innovation Awards




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Western NSW Local Health District is committed to delivering well-organised health care as close as possible to home to support the cultural, mental, social and physical well-being of our communities. To achieve this we must foster and celebrate innovation in health care.

We are dedicated to harnessing new ideas, new technology and new partnerships to create a compassionate health care system that constantly and reliably provides the highest standard of care to people no matter where they live. 

On the 20th June 2019 Western NSW Local Health District will be acknowledging the innovation and passion of our District's commitment to 'healthy people, thriving communities.

The highlight will be our Living Quality & Safety Health and Innovation Symposium where staff will showcase their projects through posters and presentations, followed by winner announcements at a Gala Awards Dinner

Recognising success in our Health District

We are proud of our successes. Here are some awards we have both presented within our organisation and won recently:

Western NSW Local Health District Living Well Together Health Awards 



The Cisco & Dimension Data Living Well Together Health and Innovation Gala Dinner was held on 31 May 2016.

Read the full list of winners of the Western NSW Local Health District Living Well Together Health Awards 2016.


Judges Award

Mid Western Live Smart: Healthy Communities Alliance (Mudgee/ Gulgong / Rylstone Community Health and Health One and Mid-Western Regional Council)

Chief Executive’s Award

'Improving Medication Safety on Transition of Care' (Orange Health Service)

People’s Choice Award

'Hospitalised Children should be seen and heard' (Paediatric Unit Dubbo Health Service)

ACI Innovation Award

Let’s get STARTED managing UTI’s in the RACU (Grenfell Multipurpose Service)

Volunteer of the Year Award

Doug McFarlane – Volunteer Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program (Orange Health Service)

Staff Member of the Year Award

Lacey Healey – Occupational Therapy and Diversional Therapy Head of Department (Orange Health Service)

Collaborative Leader of the Year Award

Sue Burke – District Manager Sexual Assault and JIRT Health


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Awards to mark International Midwives and International Nurses Days 2015

Local Health District Midwife of the Year Award 2015
Susannah Robinson, Bathurst Health Service

Local Health District Nurse of the Year Award 2015
Frances Glenn, Cowra Health Service

Local Health District Nurse Team of the Year Award 2015
Nyngan Health Service


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Australia Day Awards 2015

Public Service Medal
Tracy Allen, Specialist Drug and Alcohol Worker, Bathurst

Citizen of the Year: Nyngan Award – Australia Day Awards 2015
Jenny Griffiths, Health Service Manager, Nyngan

Citizen of the Year: Condobolin Award – Australia Day Awards 2015
Leonie Parker, Nurse Practitioner Women’s Health, Condobolin

Midwestern Region Citizen of the Year – Australia Day Awards 2015
Robyn Oakes, Rylstone Health Council

Young Citizen of the Year: Warren Award – Australia Day Awards 2015
Wesley Hamilton, Warren Health Council


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NSW Aborigi nal Health Awards 2014

NSW Health Secretary’s Award

'Empowering Aboriginal Women to access Colposcopy and Gynaecology Services in Rural and Remote NSW'

This nurse-led service improves access to care for Aboriginal women in rural and remote NSW which is culturally appropriate.


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ACI Innovation Awards 2014

Photo; Winners of  NSW Health Secretary's Award 2014 

NSW Health Secretary’s Award

'Healthy Kids Bus Stop'

This project is a community-based, collaborative and integrated care partnership between Royal Far West, Western NSW Local Health District, Western NSW & Far West Medicare Local, and Ronald McDonald House Charities to address the gaps in child health needs in rural NSW.


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NSW Health State A wards 2013

'In Safe Hands', Orange Health Service, NSW Health State Awards 2013 

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner presented her Award for Innovation to

In Safe Hands: Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds
Orange Health Service


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Key business and community awards

Banjo Business Awards 2016

People’s Choice Orange Outstanding Business
Orange MERIT Program

People’s Choice Outstanding Customer Service
Kassandra Gosling, MERIT Caseworker

Banjo Business Awards 2015

Excellence in Community Services
Orange MERIT Program

Banjo Business Awards 2014

Excellence in Community Services
Orange MERIT Program

The Australian Road Safety Foundation Awards 2016

Corporate Fleet Safety Award
GIO Motor Vehicle Risk Management Program, piloted at Western NSW Local Health District

NSW Treasury Managed Fund Risk Management Awards for Excellence 2015

GIO recently won a major award from the Australian Road Safety authority for its pilot program. It has now been rolled out across the NSW Ministry of Health’s entire fleet of over 10,000 vehicles involving over 130,000 staff. The program was piloted at Western NSW Local Health District.

Studer Fire Starter Awards 2015

Australian Healthcare Organisation of Distinction Award
Western NSW Local Health District

HETI Rural Research Capacity Building Program 2015

Best Report Award
Catherine Bourke, Social Worker, Mudgee

Winner of the Best Report Award, Catherine Bourke, Social Worker, Mudgee


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Orange Health Service Arts in Health Program

Local Government Arts and Culture Awards 2012|
Winner in the Arts and Culture: Arts and Health Initiatives category

Orange NAIDOC Awards 2011
Winner of the Community Project Award

Arts and Health Australia Awards for Excellence 2011
Winner in the Mental Health and the Arts category

Orange Health Services Arts in Health Program team ​​

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