Hawke's Bay Health Awards

It was another fantastic night at this year's Hawke's Bay Health Awards held Friday 30 November at Clubs Hastings.

The awards, in its 8th year, showcases outstanding work within the Hawke’s Bay’s health system with some of this year’s entries leading the country for innovation and clinical practice.

Judging of this year awards went through its normal rigorous process. Entries were shortlisted by the Hawke’s Bay Clinical Council and then presented to the final judging panel who were: Hastings District Councillor and Chair of Health Hawke’s Bay Bayden Barber, HB Health Consumer Council representative Rosemary Marriott, GP Dr David Rogers, HBDHB Board Member Helen Francis and Head of EIT’s School of Nursing, Claire Buckley.

Thank you to all 33 entrants and congratulations to those who were received awards. We hope you all had a fantastic night.


SKYLINE AVIATION’s Excellence in evidence-based research delivering innovative solutions

Winner: Proactively managing patients reduces length of stay and saves 2209 bed days over eight months – HBDHB Assessment Treatment and Rehabilitation Ward (AT&R)

BAND Commitment to Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Award

Winner: Improving Medical Safety with Community Key Support Workers – Enliven Intensive Home Support – a service of Presbyterian Support East Coast.

Highly Commended - Acute Care Training at Hawke’s Bay Hospital, ACT Core Faculty - HBDHB

Buddle Findlay Excellence in Clinical Care Award

Winner: Raising Healthy Kids – Tackling childhood obesity, Health Hawke’s Bay, HBDHB and Hawke’s Bay general practice network.

Highly Commended: Registered Nurse-led bowel preparation clinic, Gastroenterology Service, Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Southern Community Laboratories – Excellence in Service Improvement Award

Joint-Winners: Hawke’s Bay DHB’s Go Well Travel Team and HBDHB Discharge Lounge Team 

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Commitment to Reducing Inequities Award

Winner: Improving equity in oral health access and outcomes for children under five in Hawke’s Bay, Equity Oral Health <5 Project Team, HBDHB.

Highly Commended: Warm dry affordable homes reduce the equity gap for children’s health and well-being, Child Healthy Housing Team, Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Health Hawke’s Bay – Commitment to working together to improve community health and wellbeing Award.

Winner: Tackling Obesity: Dietitians more than prove their worth in primary care, Nutrition and Food Service – HBDHB, Hastings Health Centre and Totara Health.

Two Highly Commended:

  • Keeping our Tamariki safe through promoting healthy skin messages within the Hawke’s Bay community, Public Health nurses, HBDHB.
  • Ready to Rent (R2R) A tenancy accreditation scheme to educate and upskill renters/tenants, R2R collaborative endorsed by the Hawke’s Bay Housing Coalition.

Our Health Outstanding Contribution to Hawke’s Bay health through living our values Award

Winners: HBDHB Orderly Service – the unsung heroes of the health service.

Highly Commended: HBDHB’s In-home strength and balance team

**Royston Hospital Supreme Award**

WINNER: Improving Medical Safety with Community Key Support Workers – Enliven Intensive Home Support – a service of Presbyterian Support East Coast.