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SA Health Awards
The SA Health Awards showcase excellence in the public health sector.
The Awards recognise and reward individuals, teams, programs or projects that have significantly improved the delivery of health services to the South Australian community. They also honour the commitment of those who work to improve the performance of the public health sector.
The SA Health Awards Ceremony was held on Friday 18 November, to announce the 2022 winners. For details about our 2022 winners and the diverse programs they work on, please see below.
Winner's and finalists videos
Premier’s Award for Excellence in Health
This award recognises nominations that support or promote excellence in health and community wellbeing through healthcare initiatives.
SA Lung Transplant COVID-19 Response Team
Lung Transplant Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, CALHN
- A/Prof Tarik Sammour – RAH Pelvic Exenteration Service
Colorectal Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, CALHN
- COVID-19 Positive Community Care Program
Digital Health SA, Chief Nurse and Midwifery Office, Community and Primary Care Partnerships, DHW
Minister’s Research and Innovation
This award recognises those who demonstrate outstanding results in healthcare through research and innovation.
Centre for Clinical and Experimental Transplantation
Kidney and Islet Transplantation, CALHN
- Functional Coronary Angiography
- The INJECT Program – Managing Needle Fear in Haemodialysis Patients
Central Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplantation Service (CNARTS), CALHN
Enhancing Hospital Care
This award recognises those who demonstrate a contribution to enhancing hospital care.
Elective Surgery Digital Pathway Platform
Surgical Services, BHFLHN
- SALHN Operations Centre (SOC)
Project Management Office, SALHN
- Royal Adelaide Hospital ICU Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Team
Intensive Care Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, CALHN
Excellence and Innovation in Aboriginal Health
This award recognises excellence and innovation by individuals and/or teams in the delivery or support of Aboriginal healthcare services.
COVID-19 Quarantine Facility and Managed Alcohol Program
Drug and Alcohol Services SA
- Aboriginal Health Workforce and Employment Initiatives
Aboriginal Health Team, EFNLHN
- COVID-19 Response to Designated Aboriginal Communities
Excellence in Non-Clinical Services
This award recognises those that provide outstanding support, advice and direction.
SALHN Creative Competition
Workforce Services, SALHN
- Aboriginal Health COVID-19 Management Team
Aboriginal Health, DHW
- Regional COVID-19 Response Planning and Coordination
BHFLHN, EFNLHN, FUNLHN, LCLHN, RMCLHN, RSS, YNLHN
Excellence in Strengthening Partnerships 2022 winner
This award recognises outstanding leadership and outcomes in strengthening partnerships, both within SA Health and with external agencies.
Palliative Care Peer Mentor Program
Paediatric Palliative Care, WCHN
- Multi Agency Discharge Event (MADE)
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Project
Consumer and Community Engagement, WCHN
Improving Safety and Quality
This award recognises outstanding achievement in research and/or education and improvements in patient safety and quality of care.
Sensory Modulation Room – Margaret Tobin Centre
Mental Health, Flinders Medical Centre, SALHN
- Partnered Pharmacist Medication Charting
SA Pharmacy, SALHN
- Patient Focussed Genomics Testing Consent
Paediatric and Reproductive Genetics, WCHN
Making a Difference
This award recognises those who have exemplified the public sector’s purpose statement, Making a Difference so South Australia Thrives, through their role and service.
Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service
Paediatric Medicine, WCHN
- SAAS Health Navigators
Statewide Operational Services, SAAS
- Wayville COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic COVID-19 Vaccination Program
CALHN, DHW, SAAS and WCHN
Out of Hospital Strategies and Care
This award recognises those who demonstrate a contribution to out of hospital strategies and care.
SALHN Complex And RestorativE (CARE) Service
Rehabilitation, Aged Care and Palliative Care, SALHN and SAAS
- Bridge Project - Helen Mayo House
Child Adolescent Mental Health Service, WCHN
Paediatric Medicine, WCHN
Young Professional of the Year
Young professionals are the current and future leaders of SA Health. This award recognises the commitment and dedication of our young professionals.
Procurement and Supply Chain Management, DHW
- James Blewit
Aboriginal Health, EFNLHN
- Nicole Loft
Cancer Program, CALHN
For more information, contact the SA Health Awards Coordinator on email firstname.lastname@example.org.