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The award presentation shot is Auburn Hospital clinical midwifery educator Jo Masri with WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy and Caroline Farmer, WSLHD director of nursing and midwifery and clinical governance. Jo was behind the project Newborn Education and Skills Training which won the People’s Choice Award. The award presentation shot is Auburn Hospital clinical midwifery educator Jo Masri with WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy and Caroline Farmer, WSLHD director of nursing and midwifery and clinical governance. Jo was behind the project Newborn Education and Skills Training which won the People’s Choice Award. Featured
06 October 2020 Posted by 

WESTERN SYDNEY HEALTH AWARDS

COVID projects the winners
SIX COVID-19 related projects were announced winners at the annual Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Quality Awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 23.
For the first time, community members were able to watch as Seven News presenter Samantha Brett and actor-comedian Rob Shehadie hosted the live broadcast to thousands of viewers.
 
The annual recognition of staff innovations and achievements took on extra significance this year in light of the catastrophic summer bushfire season followed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Teams from areas including mental health, youth health, physiotherapy and many more were recognised, and for the first time four staff members were recognised as Employees of the Year.
 
WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy congratulated each of the 52 teams who entered projects and thanked every employee for their hard work this year.
 
“I have been constantly amazed by the actions and efforts of all of our staff. You have done an incredible job coming to work every day to support our patients, and equally as importantly to support each other,” Graeme said.
 
The winners of the 2020 Quality Awards were:
 
Transforming Patient Experience - Just Ask It (Auburn Hospital).
Delivering Integrated Health Care - Pathways to Community Living Initiative (Mental Health Services).
Patient Safety First - Keeping Clozapine Patients Safe During COVID-19 (Mental Health Services).
Keeping People Healthy - COVID Street Fighters (Youth Health).
Supporting Our Teams - Workplace Wellness in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond (People and Culture).
A Safe and Healthy Workplace – Contain the Contagion! A Clinical Mission to Eradicate Transmission (Integrated and Community Health).
Innovation and Research – PPE Predict (Infection Prevention and Disease Control).
Education and Training – Flipping COVID Facedown (Physiotherapy Department, Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals).
Chief Executive Award – Workplace Wellness in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond (People and Culture).
Board Chair Award – Keeping Clozapine Patients Safe During COVID-19 (Mental Health Services).
 
The ever-popular People’s Choice Award received more than 16,000 votes online, and the winner was Newborn Education and Skills Training (Auburn Hospital Women’s Health and Westmead Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care).
 
For the first time we also awarded four Employee of the Year awards to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to WSLHD. Congratulations to the inaugural winners:
 
Allied Health – Samantha Tate, A/Head of Podiatry, Westmead Hospital.
Doctor –  Dr Alpha Tung, Head of Anaesthesia Department, Auburn Hospital.
Corporate Services – Rory Dunlop, Cleaner, Blacktown Hospital.
.Nursing –  Pradeepa Selvaraj, Clinical Nurse Educator, Blacktown Hospital.
 


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