Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


MDHB Health Awards celebrate a decade of excellence

MDHB Health Awards celebrate a decade of excellence

11 August 2014
Categories for 2014 Health Awards
• Supreme Award – Excellence in integrated health care

• Best use of technology in health care

• Excellence in optimising the health status of priority populations

• Excellence in intersectoral collaboration to improve health and social outcomes

• Excellence in medicines management

• Excellence in research and innovation in health care

• Health professional of the year

• Excellence in workforce education and development

• Most significant improvement over ten years

• Judges’ choice
For the past ten years, MidCentral DHB has been seeking out those who embody the innovative spirit that New Zealand is famous for, and the call is going out again for nominations as MDHB celebrates a decade of excellence with the 2014 Health Awards.

Previous winners have drawn on their passion for superior health care to shape a better future for everyone in the MidCentral district, and the MDHB Health Awards provide a way of recognising these innovators, rewarding them for their creative ideas and service improvements. MDHB wants to see what amazing new innovations are ticking away in the health sector, and are encouraging those in health to take a moment to nominate themselves or someone else for the work they are doing to improve the health of local communities.

Entries are now open, and people have until Friday 5 September to get their nominations in. For an application pack, or to order tickets for the event go towww.midcentraldhb.govt.nz/healthawards while any enquiries can be directed to healthawards@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

Awards sponsor Mike Grant is looking forward to recognising the incredible work that health sector workers do within the MidCentral area.

He said: “The 2013 awards were an immense success, with scores of entries showcasing innovation, energy and commitment to delivering the very best in health care. This year, being our celebration of a decade of excellence, will be the best Health Awards to date.

“These awards exist to ensure that individuals and teams are rewarded for work that raises the standard of health care in the MidCentral district. Importantly, it is about celebrating the achievements of all specialties in an array of settings.”

This year the supreme award will go to the individual or team that demonstrates excellence in integrated health care. To win, applicants will need to demonstrate an innovative approach and use of integrated practices in the achievement of successful health outcomes.

The addition of the ‘most significant improvement over ten years award’ will recognise a team that has made impressive changes since the inception of the Health Awards in 2005.

The winner of the supreme award will take away $3000, a trophy and certificate of acknowledgement, while the category winners will take away the trophy, and certificate, along with $2000.

A history of excellence in health care

The first MDHB Health Awards, held in 2005, were for the primary care sector only, and saw 60 nominations across nine categories. In that year’s awards, Professor Nan Kinross won the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Team of the Year went to Whakapai Hauora.

It was in 2008 that the awards were expanded to include secondary care, and saw 80 nominations across an expanded 11 categories. In that year, Dannevirke’s Barraud Street Health Centre won top prize for ‘Team of the Year’ with the judges commenting that they exemplified the meaning of a primary health care team.

The record of winners goes to show that as long as the work being done is innovative, and working to actively improve the health care of people in the MidCentral district, anyone can win. The previously mentioned Barraud Street Health Centre was an example of a large team effort, while Glen Caves’ win in 2010 recognised his individual contributions, including his work as a community pharmacist and as a key driver in the establishment of the MidCentral Community Pharmacy Group.

Previous Supreme Award winners
2005 Professor Nan Kinross
2006 Tamariki Ora/Well Child nurse Carla Kamo
2007 MDHB Director of Nursing (Primary) Chiquita Hansen
2008 Dannevirke’s Barraud Street Health Centre
2009 Dr Homi Zargar and Mr Quentin King
2010 MidCentral Community Pharmacy Group’s Glen Caves
2011 Lower North Island Youth Justice Residential Centre Health Team
2012 Albert Street Medical Centre
2013 Project to improve health of older people in Horowhenua


More recently, the Health Awards have seen a push toward recognising integrated health care, as more and more organisations from the primary and secondary sectors begin to work together to produce positive health outcomes for communities. Now more than ever, it is becoming apparent that using the specialties of different health organisations to work toward a common goal is a way of providing better care, while working within resource restrictions that health organisations often face.

One person who knows all about innovation and integration in health care is The Masonic Villages Trust CEO Warick Dunn who, as part of the team that won the 2013 supreme award, has plenty of experience in this area. The Masonic Villages Trust came up with a concept to establish the country’s first Nurse Practitioner (NP) to work specially with older adults, at their rest home in Horowhenua to help reduce hospital admissions. The Trust knew they couldn’t justify a full time NP themselves, so Mr Dunn approached Enliven Presbyterian Support about a partnership with their two Horowhenua facilities. The proposal was then referred to the Central PHO, where they also took it on board. The three-way partnership has resulted in significantly less admissions to Palmerston North Hospital’s Emergency Department.

Mr Dunn said: “Our organisation has been a supporter of the Health Awards since their inception, and we think they are a great way of recognising a whole range of health care providers, and acknowledging the contribution they make toward better health outcomes for the MidCentral population. They also provide a wonderful incentive to lift quality and come up with innovative new ideas that can be used to develop a better health care system for the future.”


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

  • Week in Parliament 22-05-15
  • Saturday Sitting
  • House Rises At Midnight
  • Telco Levy Bill Passes
  • Telco Levy Bill Completes First Reading
  • Social Housing Bill Passes Under Urgency

  • TPPA: University Of Auckland Warns Of Negative TPP Impact

    The University of Auckland May 20, 2015 University of Auckland Warns of Negative TPP Impact With the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation drawing to a close, the University of Auckland has expressed serious concerns about its potential implications. ... More>>

    NZ Flag: Flag Referendum Gets Hit Hard In New Poll

    The latest Campbell Live text poll confirms it is time for the Prime Minister to listen to the public and shelve his flag referendum, says the New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: The Government’s Belated Moves On Property Speculation

    Is it a property tax on capital gains or a capital gains tax on property? The Jesuitical distinctions in the government’s spin about its latest moves on property speculators are all about whether the government can claim that it jumped, or confess that it ... More>>

    Grant Robertson:
    Key Can’t Just Be Prime Minister For Parnell

    John Key must show New Zealanders in next week’s Budget that he is more than the Prime Minister for Parnell, and is also the Prime Minister for Pine Hill, Putararu and Palmerston North, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. In a ... More>>

    Labour Party: More Regional Jobs Go In Corrections Reshape

    News that 194 Corrections staff are to lose their jobs will have ramifications not only for them and their families but for the wider community, Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis says. Prison units at Waikeria, Tongariro and Rimutaka ... More>>

    ALSO:

  • NZ First - Prison Job Losses to Send Money Offshore
  • TPPA: ‘Team Obama’ Regroups On Fast Track, Still Not Deliverable

    ‘After yesterday’s stinging and unexpected defeat for the Obama administration’s attempt to advance Fast Track legislation in the US Senate, Senate leaders have worked up a compromise they think will get them past this blockage’, according to Auckland ... More>>

    NZ Government: 5,500 More Doctors And Nurses In Our Hospitals

    Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working in District Health Boards across the country. More>>

    Controller and Auditor General: Katherine Rich Conflict of Interest Decision

    We are writing to you about a matter that has been raised with us by members of the public. More>>

    ALSO:


    Budget 2015: Andrew Little On The 2015 Budget

    Speaking to the Chamber of Commerce, the Labour opposition leader attacked the government’s approach to economic issues facing New Zealand. He said they have been “more than reckless in their complacency” and “the next week’s budget will do nothing ... More>>

    Defence Force: NZDF Building Partner Capacity Mission Personnel In Iraq

    NZDF Building Partner Capacity Mission Personnel in Iraq The New Zealand Defence Force Building Partner Capacity training mission contingent is in place at Taji Military Complex in Iraq. The Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Tim Keating says the ... More>>

    PM Press Conference: ACC Levy Cuts Announced

    In a press conference this afternoon in Wellington, ACC Minister Nikki Kaye proposed $500 million worth of ACC levy cuts. More>>

    Quakes: New Process For Red Zone Crown Offers

    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. More>>

    ALSO:

    Gordon Campbell: On The Battle Obama Is Waging Over The TPP

    For the past two and a half years, this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress... Last week, the White House finally, finally unveiled a draft TPA Bill. More>>

    ALSO:


    Gordon Campbell: On lessons for Labour from the UK election
    If the polls were right – and the pollsters kept telling us how accurate they’d been in 2010, and even Nate Silver was getting the same results – there seemed no way that the British Labour Party could lose last Thursday’s British election. With Labour predicted to win around 270 seats and the Scottish National Party batting around 55-60 seats, Labour seemed to be home free. But…as we now know, things didn’t turn out that way. Labour ended up with 232 seats and the Conservatives swept back to power with an outright majority, after winning only a little more than a third ( 36.9%) of the votes cast.MORE >>
    Also.

  • NZ PM John Key - PM congratulates David Cameron after UK election
  • The Nation IV Transcript - Hack Attack author Nick Davies
  • Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
    More RSS  RSS
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news