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    Recognition & Awards Program

    Recognition & Awards Program

    The Network’s Recognition and Awards Program celebrates the outstanding performance, innovation and achievements of Network teams and staff.  In particular, the program focuses on contributions to improved patient care and workplace culture.

    The program is an important component in the Network’s strategy to showcase itself as an employer of choice, and serves as a pathway to support Network submissions to external award programs at State and national levels.

    2017 Award Recipients

    2017 Employee of the Year:

    Congratulations to Dr Keith Heap - Clinical Director Oral Health, our 2017 Employee of the Year.

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    Gary Forrest - Chief Executive, with Dr Keith Heap - Clinical Director Oral Health


    2017 Highly Commended:

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    Dr Julia Bowman - Operations Manager, Research & Evaluation Service


    2017 Team of the Year:

    Congratulations to Domestic Services - Patient Support Service, our 2017 Team of the Year

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    Gary Forrest - Chief Executive with Altaf Ahmad - Manager Domestic Services, Sukhjeet Kaur - Hospital Assistant and Lena IP - Leading Hand


    Service Awards:

    Years of Service Recognition: This award recognises employees whose ongoing employment and commitment contributes to the Network’s long-term success. Recipients as follows:

    20 Years of Service

    • Angela Ward - Registered Nurse
    • Anna Grigore - Registered Nurse
    • Anne Walsh - Transitional Nurse Practitioner
    • Julia Sanggaran - Nurse Manager
    • Keith Heap - Clinical Director Oral Health
    • Ramasamy Subramaniam - Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Savila Raju - Administration Office D&A
    • Timothy Taylor - Registered Nurse

    25 Years of Service

    • Lee Dorman - Policy Analyst
    • Martha Wei - Registered Nurse
    • Soney Saggu - Nurse Unit Manager

    30 Years of Service

    • Susan Jefferies - Clinical Nurse Consultant


    2017 Quality Awards:

    Recognising improvements and innovations across seven categories, with award recipients as follows:

    Collaborative Team: Dollars for Dental

    Local Solutions: Liquid Gold – Every Millilitre Counts

    Translational Research: 2015 Young People in Custody Health Survey

    Integrated Health Care: Between the Flags - Around the State

    Transforming Health: Sick in Cell Process, Mid North Coast Correctional Centre

    Infection Prevention & Control: A Scientific Approach in Minimising Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI)

    Preventive Health Award Recipient: Aboriginal Knock-Out Health Challenge, Wellington Correctional Centre


    2017 Chief Executive Encouragement Award:

    Recognising individuals or teams who have displayed exceptional leadership and/or developed an innovative solution to a business problem or clinical procedure process.

    Winner: Fly In, Fly Out, Pharmacy Services Fit for Purpose


    2017 Rural Award:

    The recipient is selected from a nomination to an existing Award for a Team or a Quality Award that impacts rural employees, rural based family of inmates, rural based services, patients based in a rural facility.

    Winner:  Sick in Cell Process, Mid North Coast Correctional Centre

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    Karissa Marks - Registered Nurse, Nicole Kesby - A/Nursing Unit Manager and Leah Chapman - A/Nurse Manager


    2017 Network Art Competition:

    This initiative promotes the important role of the Arts in enhancing therapeutic environments for our patients, their families and carers, and staff.

    Staff Award Winner: Belinda Sparkes - Nursing Unit Manager 

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    Winning artwork: Children are witness we must break the cycle


    Staff Highly Commended: Thuy Ngan Huynh - Registered Nurse

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    Highly commended artwork: Tree of Wisdom


    For more information on the NSW Health & the Arts Framework, visit: