The 2017 CHA Awards were presented at the Conference Gala Dinner on Tuesday, 29 August 2017. The awards recognise the achievements of members towards improving services within the framework of a Catholic approach to care. Award winners in each category presented a brief overview of their achievements. Each winner was awarded a prize of $5000 towards their professional development. The awards were presented by Tony Wyatt the CEO of HPS.
Sr Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award – Sr Jennifer Barrow LCM
Leadership in Positive Ageing – Capturing Quality of Life – Southern Cross Care (SA & NT)
Outreach Health Care – MyNetCare – Little Company of Mary Health Care Ltd
Excellence in Pastoral Care – Pastoral Care Team – Mercy Hospital for Women/Werribee Mercy Hospital
Nurse of the Year – Sue Grasby – Cabrini Health
Emerging Leader – Zoe Islip – St John of God Healthcare