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Local excellence in healthcare recognised


Local excellence in healthcare recognised

The Sunshine Coast Health Staff Awards have highlighted those going above and beyond in their fields, as appreciated by their peers.

Several of Sunshine Coast Health’s most dedicated and outstanding staff are being recognised for their commitment to excellent healthcare for local patients.

The award recipients have been honoured at the health service’s annual Staff Awards.

Staff specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology Professor Ted Weaver (OAM) has been presented with the region’s top health award – the Person-Centred Care Dr H.H. Barney Moy Award. Professor Weaver says he was honoured to receive the award.

“I am so thrilled to have received this special recognition, and I am humbled that my hard-working and equally dedicated colleagues went to the effort of nominating me,” he says.

Sunshine Coast Health chief executive Dr Peter Gillies says he is pleased to see the honour go to Professor Weaver, in acknowledgment of his ongoing contributions to growing quality, safe and woman-centred care.

“With almost 40 years of experience, he continues to always put people at the focus of his work and promotes a culture of true respect and collaboration between clinicians and the women they provide care for,” Dr Gillies says.

“In nominating Professor Weaver for this award, his colleagues acknowledged him as a highly regarded leader, who supports and enables students and colleagues from all disciplines to drive positive, innovating change to continually improve care delivery.”

The Dr H.H. Barney Moy Memorial Shield is in memory of Dr Moy, a consultant urologist at Nambour Hospital from 1989 to 1992.

He had a strong commitment to the hospital and, in his memory, his family established a bequest to enable the Barney Moy Shield to be awarded annually to a member of staff nominated by their peers.

Other staff were acknowledged for excellence in various fields, including medical, midwifery, allied health, nursing, administration, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and volunteering.

“We were pleased to see so many people peer nominated for these awards,” Dr Gillies says.

“We were overwhelmed with how much our staff, volunteers and consumer representatives have achieved.”

Winners of the Sunshine Coast Health 2023 Staff Awards:

  • Integrity Award – Steve Alizzi
  • Compassion Award – Caitlin Coppock
  • Accountability Award – Amy Carey
  • Innovation Award – Helen Sheahan
  • Volunteer of the Year Award – Brenda Riddell
  • Matty Hempstalk Consumer Representative of the Year Award – Lesley McGee
  • Gallangoor Ngin Award – Genevieve Levitt
  • Dr H.H. Barney Moy Patient Centred Care Award – Professor Ted Weaver.

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