Department of Health

2019 winners of the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards

Premier’s Primary Health Service of the Year

Winner
Banyule Community Health

Highly Commended
Merri Health

Finalist
Gippsland Lakes Community Health

Premier’s Small Health Service of the Year

Winner
Numurkah District Health Service

Highly Commended
Yarrawonga Health

Premier’s Medium Health Service of the Year

Winner
South West Healthcare

Premier’s Large Health Service of the Year

Winner
Ambulance Victoria

Highly Commended
Melbourne Health

Finalist
St Vincent’s Hospital

Finalist
Bendigo Health

Minister for Health's Award for improving maternal, child and family health

Winner
Austin Health
MumSpace – Digital hub for mums with depression and anxiety

Finalist
Dental Health Services Victoria
Improving the oral health outcomes of pregnant Victorians through the Midwifery Initiated Oral Health Education Program

Finalist
Banyule Community Health
We Love Stories

Minister for Mental Health's Award for excellence in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Victorians

Winner
Barwon Health and Ambulance Victoria
Prehospital Response of Mental Health and Paramedic Team (PROMPT)

Highly Commended
Peninsula Health
The Wellness Clinic – Optimising the physical health of clients

Finalist
Monash Health
Promoting recovery and trauma treatment in public health

Finalist
Numurkah District Health Service
Dairy Industry Support project

Minister for Equality's Award for supporting LGBTIQ health

Winner
VincentCare
Rainbow Tick Accreditation for VincentCare Victoria

Highly Commended
Cancer Council Victoria, Thorne Harbour Health
Public Cervix Announcement campaign

Finalist
Hepburn Health Service
Hepburn Health: Inclusion and Diversity

Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Award for excellence in public sector aged care

Winner
Goulburn Valley Health, Albury Wodonga Health, North East Health Wangaratta, Nexus Primary Health, NCN Health
Community Interlink – a public health aged care consortium

Finalist
Monash Health, Alfred Health, Eastern Health, Northern Health, Western Health, Monash University, Office of the Public Advocate (Victoria)
Guardianship in Hospitals: a health services/OPA pilot program

Secretary's Award for excellence in culturally diverse health

Winner
Women’s Health West, cohealth, Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health, Maribyrnong City Council, Western English Language School
Human relations education program for newly arrived young people

Highly Commended
Merri Health, Moreland City Libraries
Word Play

Finalist
Cancer Council Victoria
Bowel cancer screening campaign for the South Asian community

Chief Health Officer's Award for supporting healthy populations

Winner
Women’s Health West, Health West, Western Bulldogs, IPC Health, Hobsons Bay, cohealth
Community champions take action

Finalist
Hepburn Health Service
The Cook, the Chef and Us

Finalist
Merri Health, The University of Melbourne
Count Me In

Excellence in women’s health

Winner
Monash Health
Keeping mothers and babies together: a better way of assessing sepsis risk

Highly Commended
Western Health
Maternity Connect Program: rural service sustainability

Highly Commended
Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative, Koorie Maternity Service, Barwon Health Foundation, Barwon Health Women’s and Children’s
Excellence in Koorie women’s maternity health

Improving Aboriginal health

Winner
Western Health, Mercy Hospital for Women, The Royal Women’s Hospital, VACCHO and La Trobe University
A culturally safe and collaborative model of midwifery care

Highly Commended
Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association, Gippsland Lakes Community Health
Djinbung – To breathe: a picture is worth a thousand words

Highly Commended
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Improving Aboriginal health outcomes and healthcare experience

Improving healthcare through clinical research

Winner
Alfred Health
Professor Paul Myles

Finalist
The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Monash Health and The University of Melbourne
EXTEND: a game changer for ischemic stroke treatment worldwide

Finalist
Austin Health, Monash Health
Improving the management of paracetamol overdose

Finalist
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Avoiding major surgery for patients with bowel cancer

Improving integration of care for patients with chronic and complex conditions

Winner
Monash Health
Early Neurodevelopment Clinic Team

Highly Commended
The Salvation Army and St Vincent’s Hospital
Integrating primary health at the Salvation Army’s 614 precinct

Finalist
St Vincent’s Hospital
Physician home visits to patients with advanced lung disease

Finalist
Melbourne Health
Better health outcomes for diabetes patients: RAPIDS

Improving workforce wellbeing and safety

Winner
Western Health
Improving safety: routine emergency department risk assessments

Finalist
The Kilmore and District Hospital
REACHing for a positive workplace culture

Finalist
Eastern Health
Creating a values-based culture

Safer Care Victoria compassionate care award

Winner
cohealth, Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS), North Western Melbourne PHN and Green Cross Project Inc
Mobile Health Access Point (MhAP)

Highly Commended
Sunraysia Community Health Services
Team Palliative Care

Finalist
Monash Health
Delivering a better quality of life to patients with malignant ascites with in-home paracentesis via an indwelling drain

Safer Care Victoria Award for excellence in quality and safety

Winner
The Royal Children’s Hospital
RAPID model of care in The Royal Children’s Hospital ED

Highly Commended
Austin Health
Optimising patient outcomes in hypogonadism

Highly Commended
Northern Health
Respiratory Care Unit

Whole of hospital model for responding to family violence

Winner
Echuca Regional Health, Rochester & Elmore District Health Service, Cohuna District Hospital, Kerang District Health, Northern District Community Health, Swan Hill District Health
Murray SHRFV Cluster

Finalist
Eastern Health
Everyone at Eastern Health is able to respond to family violence

Finalist
Bass Coast Health
Bass Coast Health and the Change for Sam Initiative

Finalist
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Peter Mac Says No to Family Violence

Reviewed 06 April 2020

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