Quality and Innovation Awards

The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Quality and Innovation Awards recognise innovation and excellence in the delivery of health programs and services provided for children across NSW by employees of the Network and are held in August each year.

The awards focus on meeting the objectives of the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Strategic Plan (2017–2022) where we’re aiming to raise the bar for healthcare for children and young people and the NSW State Health Plan: Towards 2021 to ensure the long term sustainability of our healthcare system.

This is achieved through innovative ways of delivering an integrated health system; creative partnerships; and improving efficiencies to supporting better health for the children of NSW.

2018 Awards

Team Awards

Patients as Partners: Kids Health Buddy – connect to trusted information
Delivering Integrated Health Care: HITH Physiotherapy Telehealth project
Patient Safety First: Are you REDDy? Rapid Response in the Emergency Department at The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Keeping People Healthy: Small change: buying time for button batteries
Supporting Our People: Supporting staff and families in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit
A Safe Healthy Workplace: PPE for you and me
Health Research and Innovation: TOF Team
Excellence in the Provision of Mental Health Services: Cherishing children with heart disease
Small Changes for Big Improvements: The 'Blood Esky’: Saving children, blood and money
Excellence in Allied Health: Five Minutes on the Lips to Manage the Hips

Individual Awards

Collaborative Leader of the Year: Christie Breen
Staff Member of the Year:

  • Jennifer Cohen
  • Elise McCarthy-McPhan
  • Susan Woolfenden

Volunteer of the Year: Terri Gooch