FWLHD 2021 Health InNovation and Staff Recognition Awards
The Far West Local Health District has celebrated the achievements of its staff and innovative projects for 2021 after the ceremony was postponed last year due to resources being focused on COVID-19 response.
'It's very important that we celebrate the achievements of our staff and the projects that they continue to develop and deliver to improve health outcomes across the Far West LHD,' said Mr Umit Agis, Chief Executive, Far West LHD.
'Our staff have worked very hard through some very challenging circumstances and these Awards recognise those outstanding staff members, as well as the innovative projects implemented despite COVID-19,' he said.
'I'm pleased that we also acknowledge some of the long-standing staff in the District with service awards,' said Mr Agis.
The ceremony was held yesterday virtually in a COVID-19 safe environment, which included limited staff attendance, virtual presentations and videoconferencing the ceremony to staff across the LHD.
The following Health Innovation projects received an award:
- Building the Future of Peer and Consumer Workers in Far West LHD
- Colourful Libraries
- Prevent, Recognise and Effectively manager Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries (PRE-HAPI) Project
- Primary Health Care Registered Nurse: Schools Based Program
- FWLHD Up and Running. Men's Diabetes Prevention Program
The 2021 award recipients were selected using the LHD's Brilliance nominations collected during the year. Nominations focused on the demonstration of the NSW Health CORE (Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment) values and award recipients have received multiple nominations. A Peer Recognition award was also presented:
Staff Brilliance Recognition CORE Value - Collaboration: Samantha Elliott (Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Manager).
Staff Brilliance Recognition CORE Value - Openness: Jodie Miller (Program Director Mental Health Drug and Alcohol, Violence and Neglect Services, A/Director Clinical Operations).
Staff Brilliance Recognition CORE Value - Respect: Rebecca Hatch (A/HSM Wilcannia Health Service).
Staff Brilliance Recognition CORE Value - Empowerment: Graeme Hurley (Analyst, Technical Services).
Peer Recognition Award: Caroline Anderson (Nurse Unit Manager Medical Ward, BHHS).
Long Service awards were presented to a number of employees from across the District in recognition of reaching a milestone working for the health service. They recipients are:
- Long Service Awards for 10 years of service: Loren Andrews, Karen Brewster, Raelene Gibson, Helen Harris, Teigan Erskine, Dean Nejaim, Bernadette Pappin, Jeanette Stubing and Danielle Toigo.
- Long Service Awards for 20 years of service: Mary-Ann Crisp, Rebecca Dalwood, Aishling Gillbee, Lyndal Graham, Shaun Kennedy, Jayne O'Shannessy, Betty Reardon and Fleur Scown.
- Long Service Awards for 30 years of service: Rodney Lynott and Catherine Mullins.
- Long Service Award for 40 years of service: Colin McLennon.
The recipients were recognised with certificates of acknowledgement and a gift.