Sunshine Coast’s most outstanding health workers acknowledged

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2023 SCHHS Staff awards winners

Several of Sunshine Coast Health’s most dedicated and outstanding staff have been recognised for their commitment to excellent healthcare for local patients, at the health service’s annual Staff Awards.

Staff Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Professor Ted Weaver OAM was presented with the region’s top health award – the Person-Centred Care Dr H H Barney Moy Award.

“I am pleased to see this honour go to Professor Weaver, in acknowledgment of his ongoing contributions to growing quality, safe and woman-centred care,” Chief Executive Dr Peter Gillies said.

“With almost forty years of experience, he continues to always put people at the focus of his work and promotes a culture of true respect and collaboration between clinicians and the women they provide care for.”

“In nominating Professor Weaver for this award, his colleagues acknowledged him as a highly regarded leader, who supports and enables students and colleagues from all disciplines to drive positive, innovating change, to continually improve care delivery.”

Professor Weaver said he was honoured to receive this award.

“I am so thrilled to have received this special recognition, and I am humbled that my hard-working and equally dedicated colleagues went to the effort of nominating me.”

Other outstanding staff were acknowledged for excellence, as well as Sunshine Coast Health’s key values of Innovation, Accountability, Compassion, and Integrity.

The awards celebrated outstanding work in various fields, including medical, midwifery, allied health, nursing, administration, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and volunteering.

“We were pleased to see so many people peer nominated for these awards, we were overwhelmed with how much our staff, volunteers and consumer representatives have achieved," Dr Gillies said. 

Winners of the Sunshine Coast Health 2023 Staff Awards

  • Integrity Award - Steve Alizzi, Coordinator Medical Imaging Assistants
  • Compassion Award - Caitlin Coppock, of the Clinical Investigations team
  • Accountability Award - Amy Carey, Director of Nursing at Caloundra Health Service
  • Innovation Award - Helen Sheahan, Director of Podiatry at SCUH
  • Volunteer of the Year Award - Brenda Riddell, volunteer at SCUH
  • Matty Hempstalk Consumer Representative of the Year Award - Lesley McGee
  • Gallangoor Ngin Award - Genevieve Levitt, Clinical Midwife at SCUH
  • Dr H H Barney Moy Patient Centred Care Award - Professor Ted Weaver OAM