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Oceania Healthcare wins Supreme Award

Oceania Healthcare wins Supreme Award at NZACA Excellence in Care Awards

Supreme Award for Overall Excellence in Aged Care part of awards trifecta for Oceania Healthcare.

Oceania Healthcare, one of New Zealand’s largest retirement village and aged care providers, claimed an awards trifecta, including the Supreme Award for Overall Excellence in Aged Care, at last night’s NZACA Excellence in Care Awards held in Auckland.

Oceania Healthcare won the coveted Supreme Award for Overall Excellence in Aged Care, as well as the Bidvest Excellence in Food Award and the Health Ed Trust Training and Staff Development Award.

The NZACA Excellence in Care Awards recognise the continued pursuit of excellence by aged care providers and their staff. All entries are judged on the improved outcomes they deliver for residents and their families.

Oceania Healthcare CEO, Earl Gasparich says he’s delighted that Oceania has been recognised for the very high standard of care it delivers.

“These awards are a testament to the passion and commitment of Oceania Healthcare staff throughout the country. Delivering exceptional quality care is at the heart of everything we do, so we’re thrilled to be recognised in this way by the NZACA.”

This is the second time Oceania Healthcare has taken out the food category at the annual conference, and an unprecedented third year in a row it has won the training and staff development award.

The Bidvest Excellence in Food Award recognises exceptional efforts to enhance the excellence of food service delivered to residents. Oceania took out the award thanks to its detailed foodservice initiative that combines an innovative weight monitoring system for residents and allows clinical and kitchen teams to work together to produce optimal nutrition care plans.

The judges visited Oceania’s Atawhai Care Home & Village in Hawkes Bay to observe meal preparation and food service, dine with the residents and gain their feedback. Innovation is encouraged and Oceania chefs are always looking for ways to make meal times an experience. Atawhai’s chef initiated special “themed nights” earlier this year which have been a big hit with residents and their families.

“Meal times are real a highlight for residents and our food is a point of difference”, says Oceania Healthcare’s National Dietitian, Jessica Bowden. “We work hard to ensure that our daily food provision is not just nutritious and tasty, but also well-presented.”

Oceania Healthcare also won the Health Ed Trust Training and Staff Development Award for the third time, after winning the award in 2013 and 2014. The company has a well-established training programme that supports and rewards its healthcare staff along the path to completing their national aged care qualifications.

“Three years of data confirms that the training programme is proven and achieves results”, says Oceania Healthcare CEO Earl Gasparich.

“We have a growing number of healthcare workers enrolling and achieving qualifications, which benefits both our staff and the residents they care for,” adds Earl.

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