Awards celebrate healthcare excellence

The call is out for nominations as the region prepares to celebrate a decade of excellence in healthcare with the MidCentral District Health Board 2014 Health Awards.

The Health Awards, which began in 2005, will recognise healthcare innovations, creative ideas and service improvements in the MidCentral district.

Awards sponsor Mike Grant said he was looking forward to recognising the incredible work that health sector workers do within the MidCentral area.

"The 2013 awards were an immense success, with scores of entries showcasing innovation, energy and commitment to delivering the very best in healthcare.

"This year, being our celebration of a decade of excellence, will be the best Health Awards to date," he said.

"These awards exist to ensure that individuals and teams are rewarded for work that raises the standard of healthcare in the MidCentral district. Importantly, it is about celebrating the achievements of all specialties in an array of settings."

This year the supreme award would go to the individual or team that demonstrated excellence in integrated healthcare, Grant said.

To win, applicants needed to demonstrate an innovative approach and use of integrated practices in the achievement of successful health outcomes.

The addition of the "most significant improvement over 10 years award" will recognise a team that has made impressive changes since the inception of the Health Awards in 2005.

The winner of the supreme award will take away a prize of $3000, while category winners will each take away $2000.

Entries are now open, and people have until Friday, September 5 to get their nominations in.

For an application pack, or to order tickets for the event, go to awards.

Any inquiries can be directed to

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