Health Consumer Excellence Awards 2017 Award Winners

Health Consumers’ Council (WA) Inc. and the Western Australian Department of Health are pleased to present the Winners and Finalists for the ‘Health Consumer Excellence Awards’ 2017!

The Awards were opened by the Hon Alanna Clohesy MLC Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier; Health; Mental Health, standing in for Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier.

These awards were created to honour the everyday heroes in health in WA, from the administrator to the clinician and to recognise health consumers that go out of their way to make a difference.

A special thank you to our sponsors LotteryWest and the Western Australia Department of Health and our judges; Cheryl Holland, HCC Chair; Richard Brightwell; Karen Bradley, Chief Nurse; Dr Bernadette Wright, Clinical Psychologist; And Yvonne Parnell, South Metropolitan Health Service Board Member.

…And the Winners are…

Click on the categories below to find out the Winners and the Finalists for the Health Consumer Excellence Awards 2017.

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 carers will strengthen the nomination.

Click here to read about the winners of the Health Consumer Excellence Awards 2016.