Quality in Healthcare ACT Awards 2017

Established in 2002, the Quality in Healthcare ACT Awards highlight the dedication of individuals and teams who make significant positive impacts in the health sector. The awards recognise innovations that improve the delivery of safe, quality care within the Australian Capital Territory.

The awards are open to all health sector employees in the ACT – both administrative and clinical, including community-based organisations, private and public facilities, as well as students studying a health-related discipline in the ACT.

This year’s category award winners included:

Overall winner

The INSPIRED trial, Clare Holland House, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Integrating specialist palliative care into residential aged care for older people, using a randomised controlled stepped wedge trial. The team was awarded a conference registration to the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Melbourne in recognition of their achievements.

overall winner

 

Category Winners

Person-centred

​Canberra Sexual Health, ACT Health

​Canberra Sexual Health, ACT Health

 

Safety

City Mental Health Team, Adult Community Mental Health Services, ACT Health for improved clinical handover by developing E-Message Response Protocols and working together to continuously seek out and reduce harm.

City Mental Health Team, Adult Community Mental Health Services, ACT Health

 

Effectiveness joint winner

Canberra Hospital Golden Hour and ePREM Framework, Department of Neonatology, ACT Health for giving extremely preterm infants a favourable beginning and providing reliable care that is effective and based on best evidence.

Canberra Hospital Golden Hour and ePREM Framework, Department of Neonatology, ACT Health

 

Effectiveness joint winner

The INSPIRED trial, Clare Holland House, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce for integrating specialist palliative care into residential aged care for older people, using a randomised controlled stepped wedge trial.

The INSPIRED trial, Clare Holland House, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

 

Efficiency

Maternal and Child Health, Women Youth and Children, ACT Health for their project to transition to Electronic Records—a paperless service utilising CRIS, and for using new developments and methods to avoid waste, including equipment, supplies, time and energy.

Maternal and Child Health, Women Youth and Children, ACT Health

 

Student

Ian McConnell-Whalan for his audit of timely access to evidence based pathways of cancer care for patients with thoracic malignancies in the ACT—a notable improvement led by a health sector student.

Ian McConnell-Whalan