2022 HESTA Excellence Awards — winners announced

Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

2022 HESTA Excellence Awards — winners announced

Winners of the 2022 HESTA Excellence Awards have been recognised for their inspiring work across the disability, allied health, aged care and community services sectors.

Eight winners of the 2022 HESTA Excellence Awards were announced in Melbourne in recognition of Australia’s top organisations and teams.

Winners include an organisation that flies medical specialists to pop-up clinics in regional and remote NSW to support seriously ill children, a team who work to help address Australia’s aged care workforce shortages and a team who provide culturally safe support for Aboriginal people with disability.

HESTA CEO Debby Blakey congratulated the winners and finalists and acknowledged their inspiring work in going above and beyond to deliver critical services across Australia.

The 2022 HESTA Excellence Awards Winners:

Outstanding Organisation - Community Services

  • St Patrick’s Community Support Centre (St Pat’s) — Fremantle, WA

Variety of programs and services designed to support families and individuals facing complex challenges within the welcoming environment of the public library.

Team Excellence - Community Services

  • Hoarding & Squalor Team, Catholic Healthcare — Macquarie Park, NSW

‘Buried in Treasures’ support program, online declutter groups and a psychosocial support program.

Outstanding Organisation - Allied Health

  • Little Wings Limited — Bankstown Aerodrome, NSW

Flew medical specialists to regular pop-up clinics, supporting seriously ill children from regional and remote NSW to continue accessing life-saving medical treatment during COVID.

Team Excellence - Allied Health

  • Eating Disorders Team, Epworth Clinic — Camberwell, Vic

New care pathway, implementing critical pre-admission screening, supportive meal therapy and specialist referrals, ensuring a holistic and comprehensive approach to care.

Outstanding Organisation - Aged Care

  • HealthX — Petrie Terrace, Qld

Innovative programs to help address Australia’s aged care workforce shortages by boosting long-term staff capacity to improve the overall wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

Team Excellence - Aged Care

  • Falls Improvement Program Team, Brightwater Care Group — Inglewood, WA

Evidence-based strategies in falls prevention to reduce fall rates, better support aged care residents and improve overall knowledge gaps.

Outstanding Organisation - Disability Services

  • Loom Arts and Management — Coburg, Vic

Demonstrating that artists with disability can and should achieve mainstream success, representation and respect.

Team Excellence - Disability Services

  • ‘Be with Me’ Navigators, Aboriginal Family Support Services — Adelaide, SA

Assisting Aboriginal people with disability to access and use appropriate support while encouraging a culturally safe environment.

The winners each shared 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.

Image credit: Supplied

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