Excellence Awards

Pricing & Registration

Excellence Award nominations are now open

The Ko Awatea International Excellence in Health Improvement Awards provide an opportunity to showcase excellence in health improvement and to celebrate best practice in delivering improved, high-quality patient care; locally, nationally and internationally.

 

Entry to the awards is open to individuals, teams and organisations who are proud of the work they, or their colleagues, have undertaken in transforming and improving patient care and/or the health and wellbeing of communities.

 

Nominations must be submitted via our online portal link by Tuesday 20 June 2017.

 

Access Excellence Award nomination guidelines  Download Excellence Award entry template  Submit your nomination

 

 

Award Categories and Judging

This year there are eight categories; three for individuals and five for teams/organisations. Each category has an independent judging panel. The judging panel will score all entries that meet entry criteria and they will shortlist a maximum of three entries from each category.

 

Finalists will be notified on 17 July 2017 and winners will be announced at the APAC Forum gala dinner on 21 September 2017.

Individual Awards

  • Award for Leading Sustained Quality Improvement
  • Award for Assuring Quality of Healthcare Standards
  • Award for Outstanding Leadership in Quality Improvement

 

 

Team/Organisation Awards

  • Award for Citizens at the Centre of Service Re-Design and Delivery
  • Award for Developing a Flexible and Sustainable Workforce
  • Award for Improving Patient Safety
  • Award for Promoting Clinical Research and Application to Practice
  • Award for Working Seamlessly Across Organisations

 

Gala Dinner

Winners of the Ko Awatea International Excellence in Health Improvement Awards will be announced at the APAC Forum gala dinner on the evening of Thursday, 21 September 2017.

 

The gala dinner is a premier networking opportunity and includes an elegant meal, awards ceremony and entertainment. This year’s dinner will be held at the Gold Coast Events Centre, offering guests a spectacular panoramic view of the Gold Coast skyline reaching from Main Beach to Burleigh.

 

Gala dinner tickets can be purchased in conjunction with your APAC Forum registration.

apac gala

Previous Excellence Award Winners

2016 winners announced at Sydney’s Doltone House on Jones Bay Wharf 

Category Name, Country Winning entry
Leading Sustained Quality Improvement (Individual) Marcia Ingles, Belmont Hospital, Australia Reducing door-to-drug time for sepsis patients in Belmont hospital emergency department: A quality improvement project
Outstanding Leadership in Quality Improvement (Individual)
Joint Winners
Brandon Bennett, Ko Awatea, New Zealand

Dr Jennifer Farnden OAM, Families4Families Incorporated, partnering with The Friendship Foundation Limited, Australia
Outstanding leadership in growing improvement science within Counties Manukau Health and beyond

How the Families4Families: ABI peer support network was developed in South Australia
Assuring Quality of Healthcare Standards (Team/Organisation) Western Sydney Local District & Health Infrastructure NSW, Australia Consumer engagement in the Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals expansion project
Citizens at the Centre of Service Re-Design and Delivery (Team/Organisation) North West Cancer Centre, Radiation Oncology Video Team, Tamworth Hospital, Hunter New England Health, Australia Collaborative video production to address patient information needs in radiation therapy
Developing a Flexible and Sustainable Workforce (Team/Organisation)  Department of Health and Human Services, Australia Working above “PAR” with a victorian state-wide initiative introducing physiotherapy led post arthroplasty review services
Improving Patient Safety (Team/Organisation)  St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia Introducing evidence based pain management guidelines for elderly patients with fractured neck or femur
Promoting Clinical Research and Application to Practice (Team/Organisation)  Queensland Health, Australia Effective translation of local research into widespread clinical practice – outcomes of the Queensland accelerated chest pain risk evaluation (ACRE) project
Working Seamlessly Across Organisations (Team/Organisation)  Mid North Coast Local Health District, Australia  Nambucca valley healthy kids bus stop

 

 

2015 winners announced at Auckland waterfront’s Shed 10

Category Name, Country Winning entry
Leading Sustained Quality Improvement (Individual) Tim Denison, Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand Unlocking the hidden hospital – leading and improving acute flow at Auckland City Hospital
Outstanding Leadership in Quality Improvement (Individual)
Joint Winners
Jozsef Ekart, Northland District Health Board, New Zealand


Ian Hutchby, Ko Awatea, New Zealand
 Building a culture of clinical performance improvement in Northland District Health Board


Building quality improvement capability through quiet leadership
Assuring Quality of Healthcare Standards (Individual) Douglas White, Waikato District Health Board, New Zealand The Waikato rheumatology electronic referral/electronic
triage project
Leading Improvement on a Global Scale
(Individual)
Sharad Paul
Skin Surgery Clinic, New Zealand

Goran Henriks
Qulturum, Jonkoping, Sweden
Dr Sharad Paul’s role in improving skin cancer management,
education and patient-centred care internationally, across
several countries
A global thought leader in improvement
and microsystems
Citizens at the Centre of Service Re-Design and Delivery (Team/Organisation) Innovate Change, Curative and NZ Drug Foundation, New Zealand Steer Clear: Co-designing a social marketing service to
reduce drug related driving harm
Developing a Flexible and Sustainable Workforce (Team/Organisation) Natalie Gauld Ltd and
Green Cross Health, New Zealand
Expanding the role of community pharmacists to meet the growing needs of patients in primary care
Improving Patient Safety (Team/Organisation) Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, India Raising the bar… Creating a culture of safety
Promoting Clinical Research and Application to Practice (Team/Organisation) Illawarra Shoalhaven
Local Health District, Australia
Integrated care; Emergency Department alternatives
for the ageing population
Working Seamlessly Across Organisations (Team/Organisation) National Hauora Coalition,
Tamariki Outcomes Initiative, New Zealand
Mana Kidz – reducing health disparities and improving the
wellbeing of whânau in Counties Manukau