RCH nominated for record number of Victorian Public Healthcare Awards

_DMC4258The RCH has been nominated for a record number of Victorian Public Healthcare Awards this year, including the Premier’s Large Health Service of the Year.

Teams from across the hospital have been nominatated for work in both clinical and non-clinical categories. The hospital also secured two nominations in the new ‘Improving children’s health’ category.

The awards recognise leadership and excellence in the provision of publicly-funded healthcare for the Victorian community.

“To have been shortlisted in so many categories is just outstanding; congratulations to everyone involved,”CEO Professor Christine Kilpatrick said.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Monday December 12, 2016.

2016 Victorian Public Healthcare Award Finalists 

Premier’s Large Health Service of the Year

– The Royal Children’s Hospital

Improving healthcare through clinical research by an individual early in their career

“Dr Penelope Bryant: Where the heart is, measuring the impact of hospitals in the home”
– Dr Penelope Bryant

Excellence in women’s health

“Our Space: Building resilience in girls and young women who are vulnerable to sexual exploitation and abuse”
– Gatehouse Centre

Improving workforce wellbeing and safety

“Keeping staff safe: An integrated approach”
– Department of Workplace Health and Safety

Excellence in quality and safety

“A safer way to confirm peanut allergy”
– Department of Allergy and Immunology

Improving children’s health

“Improving care and outcomes for paediatric stroke survivors”
– Department of Neurology

“Transforming juvenile arthritis treatment through a Rheumatology Model of Care”
– Rheumatology team

Supporting LGBTI health

“Enhancing care pathways for transgender youth”
– Gender Service team

Excellence in community engagement

“My RCH Portal: Engaging the community to transform care”
–  EMR team

Excellence in providing alternative care paths

“Hospital at Home: Pioneering best practice via the Patient-Centred Great Care Initiative”
– Hospital in the Home team


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