Applications for the 2019 Health Excellence Awards are now open

The categories for the Health Excellence Awards 2019 are listed below. Click below to view the criteria and a copy of the application form.

Please make sure you read the criteria for each Award before applying. 

Applications are open only to those who provide services or deliver care by or on behalf of Auckland DHB.

Find out about some of our previous winners and finalists in the 2017 and 2018 winners galleries.

The category criteria and application form for each can be found within each of the below drop-downs.

  • Excellence in clinical care Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    This category is for teams or individuals in a clinical discipline, who have improved clinical care, patient safety or health outcomes for the Auckland DHB population. These improvements can be large system improvements or localised improvements. Applications for this award will be judged on both the outcome and the process.

    Criteria

    Identifying the problem

    • Show evidence of the problem and how it was identified.
    • Detail why this was an important area to address.
    • Briefly state the desired goal or outcome you hoped to achieve.

    Approach and process

    • Provide details how the proposed changes were implemented. Include the steps taken and the approach used.
    • Include any creative ideas and new thinking that were used to reach the desired outcome.

    Stakeholder engagement

    • Explain the approach taken to involve and communicate with patients, employees and other stakeholders in the design and delivery of your achievement.

    Measuring the improvement

    • How did you measure your results against the goals and outcomes you set at the outset.

    The benefits of the improvement

    • Describe the effects of the changes you made during the project.
    • Describe the benefits to patients, employees, Auckland DHB or the healthcare system.
    • Describe any benefits that improved equitable outcomes.

    Lessons learned

    • Any lessons you learned along the way or things you would do differently next time.
    • How the improvements will be sustained.
    • Any potential to inform best practice and roll out in other places.

    How to enter

    Please apply using the following application form. If you are unsure of how to best complete the application, you can view a completed sample application form here.

    Once you have completed your application please upload it to the Health Excellence online portal: https://www.judgify.me/healthexcellence2019

    Please make sure that you adhere to the 2000 word count.

  • Excellence in community health and wellbeing Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    This category is for healthcare organisations, teams or individuals who have demonstrated innovative thinking and creative solutions that have improved the health outcomes and wellbeing of the Auckland community. This could include: targeting hard to reach populations, overcoming social and culture barriers and adopting unique solutions to healthcare issues.

    Criteria

    Identifying the problem

    • Show evidence of the problem and how it was identified.
    • Detail why this was an important area to address.
    • Briefly state the desired goal or outcome you hoped to achieve.

     Approach and process

    • Provide details how the proposed changes were implemented. Include the steps taken and the approach used.
    • Include any creative ideas and new thinking that were used to reach the desired outcome.

    Stakeholder engagement

    • Explain the approach taken to involve and communicate with patients, employees and other stakeholders in the design and delivery of your achievement.

    Measuring the improvement

    • How did you measure your results against the goals and outcomes you set at the outset.

    The benefits of the improvement

    • Describe the effects of the changes you made during the project.
    • Describe the benefits to patients, employees, Auckland DHB or the healthcare system.
    • Describe any benefits that improved equitable outcomes.

    Lessons learned

    • Any lessons you learned along the way or things you would do differently next time.
    • How the improvements will be sustained.
    • Any potential to inform best practice and roll out in other places.

    How to enter

    Please apply using the following application form. If you are unsure of how to best complete the application, you can view a completed sample application form here.

    Once you have completed your application please upload it to the Health Excellence online portal: https://www.judgify.me/healthexcellence2019

    Please make sure that you adhere to the 2000 word count.

  • Excellence in process and systems improvement Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    This category is aimed at clinical and non-clinical teams and individuals who have identified sustainable quality improvements that demonstrate measurable outcomes and efficient ways of working in healthcare. These improvements can be large system improvements or localised process improvements. Applications for this award will be judged on both the outcome and the process.

    Criteria

    Identifying the problem

    • Show evidence of the problem and how it was identified.
    • Detail why this was an important area to address.
    • Briefly state the desired goal or outcome you hoped to achieve.

    Approach and process

    • Provide details how the proposed changes were implemented. Include the steps taken and the approach used.
    • Include any creative ideas and new thinking that were used to reach the desired outcome.

    Stakeholder engagement

    • Explain the approach taken to involve and communicate with patients, employees and other stakeholders in the design and delivery of your achievement.

    Measuring the improvement

    • How did you measure your results against the goals and outcomes you set at the outset.

    The benefits of the improvement

    • Describe the effects of the changes you made during the project.
    • Describe the benefits to patients, employees, Auckland DHB or the healthcare system.
    • Describe any benefits that improved equitable outcomes.

    Lessons learned

    • Any lessons you learned along the way or things you would do differently next time.
    • How the improvements will be sustained.
    • Any potential to inform best practice and roll out in other places.

    How to enter

    Please apply using the following application form. If you are unsure of how to best complete the application, you can view a completed sample application form here.

    Once you have completed your application please upload it to the Health Excellence online portal: https://www.judgify.me/healthexcellence2019

    Please make sure that you adhere to the 2000 word count.

  • Excellence in the workplace Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    This category is for organisations, healthcare teams or individuals which have improved the skills and wellbeing of employees and improved the workplace or overall job satisfaction. This could be through implementing professional development and workplace training, recruitment, encouraging workplace diversity, making us a more sustainable work place or making Auckland DHB a better place to work.

    Criteria

    Identifying the problem

    • Show evidence of the problem or opportunity and how it was identified.
    • Detail why this was an important area to address.
    • Briefly state the desired goal or outcome you hoped to achieve.

    Approach and process

    • Provide details how the proposed changes were implemented. Include the steps taken and the approach used.
    • Include any creative ideas and new thinking that were used to reach the desired outcome.

    Stakeholder engagement

    • Explain the approach taken to involve and communicate with patients, employees and other stakeholders in the design and delivery of your achievement.

    Measuring the improvement

    • How did you measure your results against the goals and outcomes you set at the outset.

    The benefits of the improvement

    • Describe the effects of the changes you made during the project.
    • Describe the benefits to employees, Auckland DHB or the healthcare system.
    • Describe any benefits that improved equitable outcomes.

    Lessons learned

    • Any lessons you learned along the way or things you would do differently next time.
    • How the improvements will be sustained.
    • Any potential to inform best practice and roll out in other places.

    How to enter

    Please apply using the following application form. If you are unsure of how to best complete the application, you can view a completed sample application form here.

    Once you have completed your application please upload it to the Health Excellence online portal: https://www.judgify.me/healthexcellence2019

    Please make sure that you adhere to the 2000 word count.

  • Excellence in research Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    This category is for individuals and teams who have published original cutting-edge research in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. Applications should include a copy of the published research paper. The paper must have been published after 1 January 2018.

    Criteria

    Your application should include a 150 word summary. Insert this on the Health Excellence online portal when uploading your application. This summary will be used in the promotion about your research.  When making their assessment, judges will look for:

    • Originality or innovation of approach.
    • Relevance to populations.
    • Rationale and hypotheses well made.
    • Scientific merit of study design.
    • Data analysis justified and robust.
    • Impact of publication on the field (evidenced by citations, editorials or other publicity).
    • Contribute to improving knowledge of health or practice of healthcare.
    • Potential to inform best practice and guide decision making.

    How to enter

    Please apply using the following application form.

    Once completed please upload your application form to https://www.judgify.me/healthexcellence2019

  • Living our values team award Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    This Award is for anyone to nominate an Auckland DHB team or a team that works on our behalf for our patients and population who truly lives and breathes our values – Welcome Haere Mai | Respect Manaaki | Together Tūhono | Aim High Angamua.

    Please nominate a team you work with that consistently demonstrates our four values in action. Include a specific example of how they demonstrate our values. 

    Criteria

    Providing specific examples describe how the team or individual lives our values:

    • Describe how they are welcoming and put people at ease.
    • Describe how they show respect by nurturing and caring for others.
    • Describe how they work together with patients, whānau and colleagues to achieve.
    • Describe how they aim high and aspire to excellence.

    How to enter

    Please apply using the following application form. You can find a sample completed application here.

    Once completed please upload your application form to https://www.judgify.me/healthexcellence2019 

  • Living our values individual award Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    This Award is for anyone to nominate an individual who works at Auckland DHB, or works for our community and patients, who truly lives and breathes our values – Welcome Haere Mai | Respect Manaaki | Together Tūhono | Aim High Angamua.

    Please nominate individuals you work with who consistently demonstrate our four values in action. Include a specific example of how they demonstrate our values. 

    Criteria

    Providing specific examples describe how the team or individual lives our values:

    • Describe how they are welcoming and put people at ease.
    • Describe how they show respect by nurturing and caring for others.
    • Describe how they work together with patients, families and colleagues to achieve.
    • Describe how they aim high and aspire to excellence.

    How to enter

    Please apply using the following application form. You can find a completed sample application here.

    Once completed please upload your application form to https://www.judgify.me/healthexcellence2019

  • Chief Executive Award Page 1 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.

    This award will be selected from all applications in the above categories. No separate application is required for this Award.

    The Chief Executive Award will be presented to the project, person or team who shows the most commitment to a true and equal partnership between patients, whānau and communities by involving them in the design and delivery of improvements.