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KDH nominated for Most Outstanding Regional Hospital Award

Helen Butler - Monday, July 29, 2019

Australian Patient's Association -

Most Outstanding Regional Hospital 2019 awards 

 

It is our pleasure to inform you that Kerang District Health was nominated for the Australian Patients Association Most Outstanding Regional Hospital 2019 and a finalist in this year’s award. The Awards were held on the 25th of July in Melbourne.

Karen Transton and Chloe Keogh had the privilege of attending the awards night on behalf of the organization.

We had been selected as finalists in the category of Most Outstanding Regional Hospital.  The other finalists were Broome Hospital, Geraldton Hospital, and East Gippsland Health Service.  It was very humbling to be included with these health services on the finalist list.  Geraldton won, and this was the second year in a row that they had won this category.

Many other awards were presented on the night, including Most Outstanding GP, Community Pharmacist, Best Health Reporter and Best Patients Campaign, as well as Most Outstanding City Hospital.

Out of interest, Karen Transton sat beside the winner for the Best Patients Campaign, which was “The Big Freeze” to fight MND.  This campaign is run by Neale Danihers daughter Bec who aimed to raise $250,000, and has now raised over $5 million to support research into this debilitating disease.

The other important message was by the O’Connell family, whose daughter was a survivor of Meningococcal W (type of strain), who was given just 30 minutes to live by Sydney doctors.  This message was about ensuring that people aged 20-24 years are appropriately vaccinated against meningococcal, as many people incorrectly believe that school vaccination makes you immune. 

 

Thank you to all the consumers who have told their stories through Patient Opinion Australia about Kerang District Health, this was what got us nominated for this award and thank you to all the staff who do such a wonderful job caring for the consumers!

 

A small promotional video for the Awards night has been put together presenting our service. Please click on the link below to watch the video in MP4 format.

Kerang District Health promotional Video

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