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Entries from our staff and our funded providers are now open for 2021 Ngā Tohu Angitu: Celebrating Success Awards.

It's time to celebrate our shining stars! Our annual Celebrating Success Awards recognise and celebrate the work you do to improve the health of our community.

In 2021 we have shown true unity and creativity during a period of high demand for our services, including delivering the largest ever vaccination programme in our region for COVID-19. We have innovated, collaborated, demonstrated excellence, shown outstanding teamwork and leadership, and gone the extra mile to deliver fantastic care.

So if you know a person or team deserving acknowledgement for their mahi, fill in this simple online form​ to nominate them for an award in one of the categories below! Those nominating will need to show who has benefited, and how. Find out what makes a great nomination in the attached pdf.

Teams from our network of community health care providers are able to enter the awards based on their physical location, or the community they serve. You can put forward a nomination today for Capital & Coast DHB (Closing date 24 September) or Hutt Valley DHB (Closing date 1 October). Simply select which DHB’s awards you would like to enter on the nomination form. Both DHBs also offer a 2DHB award category if your services are delivered across the region.

All categories are open to our community partners and providers. You can nominate, or be nominated, if you deliver funded healthcare in the community (including in primary care, NGOs or other partner organisations).

Most awards are relevant to any profession and anyone can be nominated. The exceptions are those awards for a specified profession or group, being the nursing, midwifery, medical, allied health, volunteer, and non-clinical staff categories.

​The categories​​​​

2DHB Toa Ranga i te Tira / Champion of Collaboration and Integration
(NB this is a single award across both DHBs which can be entered via CCDHB or HVDHB – relevant closing dates apply)

For teams or individuals who have demonstrated outstanding collaboration or prioritised integration in their approach to care for services across our sub-region and in community and primary health care. This could be developing an initiative to share knowledge across the 2DHBs, increase system connectedness and cohesion, fostering integration between the primary, secondary or community sectors, demonstrating partnership which builds participation with Māori, using innovative thinking or new approaches which encompass Māori health and equity outcomes.

CCDHB and HVDHB: Hiranga Haumanu / Clinical Excellence

Recognises teams or individuals who have delivered patient-centred initiatives leading to improvements in health outcomes, patient safety/wellbeing, patient experience, Māori health or equity, outcomes of access, or health literacy for service users.

CCDHB and HVDHB: Hautūtanga Taiea / Outstanding Leadership

Recognises teams or individuals whose outstanding leadership has enhanced organisational culture and supported high performance. This could include encouraging workforce development or equity initiatives, improving the capability or wellbeing of employees, leading or driving Māori health or equity, or consistently inspiring and motivating others. Nominees do not have to be in a formal leadership role, and can be clinical or non-clinical.

CCDHB and HVDHB: Hiranga i te Wāhi Mahi / Excellence in the Workplace

Recognises teams or individuals who have made a difference to staff experience in the workplace. This could include implementation of sustainable practices that make a difference to the wellbeing of employees, improvement of workplace culture, or enhancement of overall job satisfaction including specific consideration of Māori staff and those of diverse ethnicities. This could include; development of workplace training, recruitment practice improvements, health and safety initiatives, encouraging workplace diversity, fostering inclusion or enhancing staff wellbeing.

CCDHB and HVDHB: Hiranga Auaha, Whanake me te Anga Whakamua / Excellence in Innovation, Improvement and Future Thinking

For teams or individuals who have either:

  • demonstrated innovative thinking to implement quality improvements
  • identified a problem and implemented a quality improvement with a measurable outcome
  • implemented an initiative that has improved Māori health and/or equity outcomes
    published cutting-edge research or
  • introduced original concepts or use of technology, or more cost-saving, sustainable, or environmentally friendly initiatives or practices

CCDHB and HVDHB: Hāpaitia Ō Tātou Uaratanga / Living our Values

Recognises a team or individual who truly lives and breathes our values: Manaakitanga, Kotahitanga and Rangatiratanga. The winner will have consistently demonstrated our values in action and alignment with te Tiriti o Waitangi.

CCDHB and HVDHB: Tāpaetanga Taiea a tētahi Kaimahi Kē Atu / Outstanding Contribution by Non-Clinical Staff

Recognises a non-clinical individual or team who has inspired those around them. This award celebrates the contribution of our non-clinical staff to their team, sector and community.

CCDHB ONLY AWARDS:

CCDHB only: Kaitūao o te Tau / Volunteer of the year

For teams or individuals who volunteer their time, skills and care to support health and disability groups and the teams who deliver care, in hospital and/or community settings.

CCDHB only: Tāpaetanga Taiea ki ngā mahi nēhi / Outstanding contribution to nursing

For nurses who have inspired those around them. This award celebrates the contribution of a nurse to their profession, the sector and our community. This award category also includes the nursing awards which have traditionally been run separately as part of International Nursing Day (the Ellen Dougherty award for excellence in nursing practice, the Lucy Gunn award for improving access in primary health care, and the Te Hopai award for innovation in the aged and residential care sector).

CCDHB only: Tāpaetanga Taiea ki ngā mahi kaiwhakawhānau / Outstanding contribution to midwifery

For midwives who have inspired those around them. This award celebrates the contribution of a midwife to their profession, the sector and our community.

CCDHB only: Tāpaetanga Taiea ki te Pūtahitanga Hauora, Pūtaiao me te Hangarau / Outstanding contribution to Allied Health, Scientific & Technical

For AHS&T professionals who have inspired those around them. This award celebrates the contribution of an AHS&T professional to their profession, the sector and our community.

CCDHB only: Tāpaetanga Taiea ki te umanga hauora / Outstanding contribution to the medical profession

For doctors who have inspired those around them. This award celebrates the contribution of a doctor to their profession, the sector and our community.

HVDHB ONLY AWARD

HVDHB only: Hiranga i te Hauora me te Oranga Hapori | Excellence in Community Health and Wellbeing

Recognises teams or individuals who have demonstrated innovative thinking and creative solutions that have improved the health outcomes and wellbeing of the Hutt Valley community, with particular emphasis on Māori health and addressing inequities, meeting the needs of those with higher vulnerabilities and addressing access barriers.

We encourage you to enter, so start working on your nomination now.

MORE INFORMATION:

So if you know a person or team deserving acknowledgement for their mahi, fill in this simple online form​ to nominate them for an award in one of the categories below! Those nominating will need to show who has benefited, and how. Find out what makes a great nomination in the attached pdf.

NOTE: These awards replace what was previously known as the Hutt Valley Quality Awards