The Health Consumer Excellence Awards were created to honour the everyday heroes in health in WA, from the consumer representative, to the administrator to the clinician. Winners and Finalists are announced during Patient Experience Week, the last week in April. Nominations are open now and close 5pm Friday March 30, 2018. We have streamlined the form this year – just one click for any of the six n nomination categories listed below. If you need help completing a nomination form call (08) 9221 3422.
Health Organisation Award
This category is for working effectively with consumers to improve services. The Award recognises health organisations that demonstrate an ongoing partnership with health consumers to improve health outcomes and the patient experience.
Health Professional Award
This category is for demonstrating excellence in patient care. The Award recognises health professionals who demonstrate ongoing commitment to improving health outcomes and/or the patient experience.
Health Consumer Award
This category is for demonstrating excellence in contributing to the improvement of the patient experience. The Award recognises a health consumer who demonstrates commitment to improving health outcomes and/or the patient experience.
Rosemary Caithness Award
This award is to acknowledge outstanding service to health consumers. This award is highly selective and typically the recipient has supported health consumers over many years. The Health Consumers’ Council will only award the Rosemary Caithness Award should there be a worthy recipient in any given year.
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Health Award
This award is to acknowledge outstanding service to Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander health consumers. The candidates can be an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander person or organisation. They can be a health professional, consumer, other individual or organisation.
Compassionate Care Award – Sponsored by the WA Department of Health
This award is to acknowledge people providing direct patient care who demonstrate compassion. We are looking for compassionate individuals working in any capacity in the health service or organisation. We are also looking for compassionate teams of health care providers who demonstrate effective multi-disciplinary care. Evidence of compassionate care in the form of feedback letters from consumers and cares will strengthen the nomination.