November 17, 2023

Victorian Public Healthcare Awards 2023

Representatives from Northern Health were privileged to attend the 2023 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards last night, to celebrate the incredible collective achievements of the Victorian Public Health Service.

Northern Health were finalists in three categories: Celebrating Innovation in Health Care, Excellence in Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing, and Health Volunteer/Team of the Year.

We are proud to announce that The Victorian Virtual Emergency Department (VVED)- Paediatric Service were winners in their category Celebrating Innovation in Health Care.

The Victorian Virtual Emergency Department’s paediatric service has revolutionised emergency care for kids and their families. It offers specialized paediatric care through consultations. This approach aims to alleviate the challenges faced by families when visiting physical Emergency Departments, such as travel, long wait times, and associated costs. It also relieves pressure on emergency wait rooms and ensures even those in remote areas receive vital support, treating more children from the comfort of their home.

Congratulations to all of our finalists.  The Aboriginal Support Unit, Narrun Wilip-giin was a finalist in the Excellence in Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing category, nominated for the introduction of executive yarning circles and a possum-skin baby wrap project that have been instrumental in giving a voice to Aboriginal staff and patients. And Busy Fingers Auxiliary who have raised more than 3 million dollars for Northern Health Bundoora in their 50 years of service was a finalist in the Health Volunteer/Team of the Year category.

They are just a small sample of the amazing work and outstanding initiatives being driven by our dedicated staff at Northern Health, each and every day.

Pictured in featured Image: (L-R) Board Chair, Jennifer Williams AM, Loren Sher, Joanna Lawrence, and Chief Executive, Siva Sivaraja.