Improving health in WA

WA Health Excellence Awards Winners 2018


Director General's Award winner

Improving access to hepatitis C treatment in WA prisons

Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program, Department of Health – in partnership with Department of Justice, Hepatitis WA, SMHS, NMHS, EMHS and WACHS


Mental Health Commissioner's Award winner

Mental Health co-response

Mental Health Co-Response team – in partnership with WA Police
East Metropolitan Health Service


Jill Porteous Memorial Award winner

Nick Waldron

Consultant Geriatrician, Head of Department - Aged Care and Rehabilitation, Armadale Kalamunda Group
East Metropolitan Health Service


Category 1 - Managing resources efficiently and effectively winner

Pathology test reduction in ICU

Team: Fiona Stanley Hospital ICU, Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Group – South Metropolitan Health Service

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Category 2. Engaging with consumers, carers and the community winner

Supporting family/carers of older hospital patients experiencing delirium

Team: Ward C16 team, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, North Metropolitan Health Service – in partnership with Curtin University

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Category 3. Achieving better health outcomes for Aboriginal people winner

Kidney care – closer to home

Team: Renal Service, Goldfields, WA Country Health Service – in partnership with Fiona Stanley Hospital Nephrology Unit and Purple House Alice Springs NT

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Category 4. Developing sustainable solutions for out-of-hospital healthcare winner

Assisted automated peritoneal dialysis program

Team: Renal Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital – North Metropolitan Health Service – in partnership with Fresenius Medical Centre Australia

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Category 5. Overcoming inequities winner

Improving access to hepatitis C treatment in WA prisons

Team: Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program, Department of Health – in partnership with Department of Justice, Hepatitis WA, SMHS, NMHS, EMHS and WACHS

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Category 6. Improving safety and quality winner

Oral liquid opioids – from bottles to unit dose pods

Team: Fiona Stanley Hospital Pharmacy Department, Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Group, South Metropolitan Health Service

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Category 7. Promotion of preventative health winner

Alcohol screening and brief intervention project

Team: Clinical Service Planning and Population Health, South Metropolitan Health Service – in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance, National Drug Research Institute

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Category 8. Excellence in policy development winner

Guideline for the Health Management of Leprosy

Team: WA tuberculosis control program, Mental Health, Public Health and Dental Services, North Metropolitan Health Service

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More information

Communications Directorate
Department of Health
Email: WA Health Excellence Awards
Phone: 9222 6425