Gippsland Primary Health Network has announced the finalists for the 2018 Inaugural Primary Health Awards.
The awards aim to recognise and honour individuals and teams who work together to bring better health to the Gippsland region and in its first year, exceeded all expectations with quality applications in four categories including:
- Integration and Partnerships
- Improved Access to Health Services
- Cultural Appropriate Support for Indigenous and other Diverse Communities
Applications were received from General Practitioners, allied health organisations, hospital and community services, pharmacists, dentists, mental health professionals and Aboriginal medical services.
Gippsland PHN Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Amanda Proposch, said the quality of the projects featured within the applications was testament to the commitment and growth within our local health sector.
“The entries we received showcases the significant and quality of work being delivered by our members across Gippsland that align with the vision of Gippsland PHN for a measurably healthier Gippsland,” Ms Proposch explained.
A unique aspect of the application process was that participants were invited to submit their projects in a creative way that best told their story of success. These included a video, poster, PowerPoint presentation or report.
“Gippsland PHN’s key objectives are to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and to improve coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time,” Ms Proposch said.
“The 2018 Inaugural Primary Health Awards allows us to get amazing insight into how these objectives are being met by our members.”
Winners of the 2018 Inaugural Primary Health Awards will be announced at the Gippsland PHN Annual General Meeting in Sale on 21 November.