Winners of the ninth annual Hawke’s Bay Health Awards showcasing outstanding work, commitment to equity and innovation within the Hawke’s Bay Health system were announced at a glittering awards dinner and ceremony on Friday 29 November, Napier Conference Centre.
Twenty nine entries were received across six categories. A special award was also announced during the ceremony and was additional to the categories and supreme award winners.
Judging of this year awards went through its normal rigorous process. Judging criteria across all categories also included an equity weighting of a third this year to show how the entry has achieved, or is tracking, to achieve equity in health and wellness, especially for Māori.
Shortlisting judges included representatives from the Māori Relationship Board; Ana Apatu, Na Raihania and Trish Giddens, Consumer Council representatives; Deborah Grace, Denise Woodhams and Les Cunningham and Clinical Council representatives; Dr Peter Culham, Dr Andy Phillips and Dr Kevin Choy.
The shortlisted entries then went to a final judges panel that this year included specialist in organisation development and founder of Harper Devine Ltd Joanna Harper, Partner Buddle Findlay, Peter Chemis, Director of Primary Care Nursing Karyn Bousfield, Consultant Physician Dr John Gommans and HBDHB Board member Peter Dunkerley.
Hawke’s Bay District Health Board: Outstanding Contribution to Hawke’s Bay health
Winner: ‘A purpose built one-to- health and urgent care facility’ - Hastings Health Centre
Highly Commended: Tō Waha, a collaborative approach to whanau-centred oral health care – Tō Waha team
Health Hawke’s Bay: Commitment to working together to improve community health and wellbeing
- ‘Poipoi Mokupuna’ – Presbyterian Support East Coast, Hawke’s Bay DHB, Oranga Tamariki, Family Works HB, Te Ikaroa Rangatahi Social Services.
- ‘Improving the cervical health outcomes for wahine’ - Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, Hawke’s Bay DHB, Choices
Southern Community Laboratories: Excellence in Service Improvement
Winner: ‘Improving elective surgery through a redesigned pre-admission process’ - Hawke’s Bay DHB Pre-Admission Clinic, Perioperative Department and Surgical Services
Buddle Findlay: Excellence in person and whānau-centred care
- ‘Supportive Care Clinic – Renal ‘Dying Well’ - Cranford Hospice Trust, Primary Care GP Representative, HBDHB renal service, Maori Health and Pastoral Care teams
- ‘Relationship Centred Practice Training’- Hawke’s Bay District Health Board
Skyline Aviation: Excellence in the use of knowledge to deliver innovative solutions
Winner: ‘He Korowai Manaaki – A protective cloak for Hapū mama and Whānau’ – Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust and Te Tātai Hauora O Hine (Centre for Women’s Health Research, Victoria University of Wellington).
Highly Commended: ‘Collaboration brings credentialed nurse mental health service to primary care’ – Health Hawke’s Bay, Community Hawke’s Bay DHB, Hawke’s Bay General Practice network.
BAND: Commitment to quality improvement and patient safety
Winner: Helping Maori and Pacific Island Children breathe better: Pharmacy develops respiratory WOF tool.
Royston Hospital Acurity: Supreme Award
The 2019 Supreme Award winner is:
‘Helping Maori and Pacific Island Children breathe better’ – Unichem Russell Street Pharmacy, supported by The Doctors Hastings and Breathe Hawke’s Bay.