2022 HESTA Excellence Awards — finalists announced

Monday, 31 October, 2022

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

Image caption: Clare Pearson, CEO, Little Wings. Image: Supplied

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