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.

2019 Awards

Team awards

Patients as Partners

  • A Recipe for Healthy ChIPS

Delivering Integrated Health Care

  • Little Wings – From thought to evaluation

Patient Safety First

  • Prevention of M. abscessus cross-infection in CF

Keeping People Healthy

  • RAAP: Respiratory Admission Avoidance Physiotherapy

Supporting Our People

  • Post Critical Incident Huddles in the CHW Emergency Department

A Safe Healthy Workplace

  • Staffing for risk-the right nurse for each patient

Health Research and Innovation

  • Re-engage: A program for childhood cancer survivors

Excellence in the Provision of Mental Health Services

  • Being Mindful

Small Changes for Big Improvements

  • Hearts in Motion: A Cardiac Fast-Track Pathway

Excellence in Allied Health

  • Impact of an enteral feeding algorithm in CICU

Individual Awards - Finalists

Collaborative Leader of the Year

  • Gordon Thomas, Paediatric Surgeon

Outstanding Staff Member of the Year

  • Ahmed Moustafa, Staff Specialist, Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care

Volunteer of the Year

  • Lyn Peek, Volunteer, Sydney Children’s Hospital

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