The 2016 CHA Awards were presented at the Conference Gala Dinner on Tuesday, 30 August. 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 – Fr Gerald A. Arbuckle SM
Leadership in Positive Ageing – From Care Worker to Personal Trainer – Southern Cross Care (SA & NT Inc)
Outreach Health Care – Victorian State Wide Hepatitis Program – St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Excellence in Pastoral Care – Eleanor Roderick – St John of God Healthcare
Nurse of the Year-Fane Falemaka – Calvary Mater Newcastle
Emering Leader – Professor Stephen Tong – Mercy Hospital for Women