August 30, 2018

Chief Executive Message

Quarterly Staff Recognition Awards

Northern Health is introducing a new Quarterly Staff Recognition Awards program designed to formally recognise outstanding contributions by our employees and celebrate staff excellence. The Quarterly Recognition Awards will be an opportunity for us to reward teams and individuals in a wide range of areas, who have demonstrated commitment to high quality outcomes.

Categories will cover exceptional patient experience, compassionate care, safety improvement, innovation and potential to grow and develop at Northern Health.  An “Above and Beyond” category will also be awarded. The Awards will be jointly conducted by People and Culture and Public Affairs with sponsorship from BankVic and Maxxia.

I encourage staff to nominate their colleagues for their achievements at Northern Health and celebrating success and commitment to our patients and each other. Entries are now open and you can nominate here.

Trusted Care

Bill Shearer, our Executive Director, Executive Director Transformation Quality & Safety, is leading our work to becoming a High Reliability Organisation (HRO). This is a three year journey where we advance our commitment of delivering trusted care to our community. All staff are encouraged to become involved in this journey. You can find out more about HRO and Trusted Care in the guest iNews column this week.

Hope you all have a great week ahead.

Siva Sivarajah

Chief Executive