2022 HESTA Excellence Awards — finalists announced
Twenty-four organisations and teams who have excelled in the disability, allied health, aged care and community services sectors have been announced as finalists in the 2022 HESTA Excellence Awards.
HESTA CEO Debby Blakey said each finalist has demonstrated inspiring leadership, dedication and a drive to improve care and support for Australians during challenging times.
“HESTA is proud to help share the stories and amazing achievements of these wonderful finalists, who through their work each day demonstrate such care and compassion for Australian communities, improving health and wellbeing outcomes,” Blakey said.
“From delivering clinics and outreach street care for people experiencing homelessness, to supporting bereaved parents grieving the devastating loss of their baby, these professionals help our communities in their greatest time of need. I wish to acknowledge and thank every finalist for their critical work and the people who nominated them.”
The national awards highlight the extraordinary work of the four sectors to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, with finalists chosen across the categories of Outstanding Organisation and Team Excellence.
Eight winners will share in a $60,000 prize money pool to be used for further education, service improvement or team development, courtesy of longstanding HESTA Awards supporter ME.
ME CEO Martine Jager said the finalists are all driven by a passion for service, helping those in the community who are experiencing disadvantage. “The team and I at ME Bank are so proud to be recognising and honouring their achievements,” Jager said.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on Thursday, 24 November 2022.
Outstanding Organisation - Community Services
St Patrick’s Community Support Centre (St Pat’s) - Fremantle WA
Women’s Health & Family Services - Northbridge WA
Zonta House Refuge Association - Willetton WA
Team Excellence - Community Services
Health on the Streets Team, Coast & Country Primary Care - Erina NSW
Hoarding & Squalor Team, Catholic Healthcare - Macquarie Park NSW
Treasured Babies volunteers, Red Nose Australia - Mooroolbark VIC
Outstanding Organisation - Allied Health
12 Points Psychology - Bayswater VIC
Firstchance - Mayfield North NSW
Little Wings Limited - Bankstown Aerodrome NSW
Team Excellence - Allied Health
Eating Disorders Team, Epworth Clinic - Camberwell VIC
Mental Health Co-Responders (MH CORE), SA Health partnership - Oaklands Park SA
The Baby Play Academy Team, Western Kids Health - Mount Hawthorn WA
Outstanding Organisation – Aged Care
ACH Group - Mile End SA
Activus Transport - Just4Blokes program, Engadine NSW
HealthX - Petrie Terrace QLD
Team Excellence in Aged Care
Consumer Experience Team, St Vincent’s Care Services - Bowen Hills QLD
Falls Improvement Program Team, Brightwater Care Group - Inglewood WA
Specialist Community Palliative Care Team, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District - Wollongong NSW
Outstanding Organisation - Disability Services
Jigsaw Australia - Frenchs Forest NSW
Jumbunna Community Preschool and Early Intervention Centre Inc. - Casino NSW
Loom Arts and Management - Coburg VIC
Team Excellence - Disability Services
‘Be with Me’ Navigators, Aboriginal Family Support Services - Adelaide SA
Communication eXtra Team - Morphett Vale SA
Down Syndrome Australia Health Ambassador Team - Armadale VIC
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