Over 200 guests attended the Australian Patients Association 2018 awards nights at Melbourne’s RACV Club on the 31st May.
Our Guest of Honour and Keynote speaker was renowned medical pioneer, producer of music and theatrics, humanitarian, mother and advocate for change, Dr Catherine Crock (below). A Physician at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia, Catherine has successfully implemented a raft of positive changes to health care in the areas of organisational culture, services and patient/family support. She is the Chair and Founder of The Hush Foundation, a registered charity organisation working to transform health care by improving partnerships, culture and the environment to support health and wellbeing.
The Australian Patients Association annual awards recognize both excellence in clincial care and service as well as the people who inform and inspire patients through their dedication to best practice whether doctors, nurses, surgeons, carers, paramedics, hospital administrators or medical reporters and innovators.
Our 2018 winners
Most Outstanding City Hospital Winner – Sydney / Sydney Eye Hospital
Most Outstanding Healthcare Professional Voting by APA members
Winner – Dr Richard Schloeffel
Most Outstanding Regional Hospital Winner – MidWest, WA
Best Health Reporter Voting by APA Board
Winner – Gabriella Rogers (Nine News)
Best Patients Campaign Voting by APA members
Winner – Rare Voices Australia
Best Patients’ Web Site / app Voting by APA members
Winner – Whitecoat
Best Patient Innovation Award Voting by Patient Innovation
Winner – Katherine Kawecki
Innovation – Respia asthma management system