RPBG winners of the Health Consumer Excellence Awards

May 4, 2017

Congratulations to the impressive group of Royal Perth Bentley Group (RPBG) staff and programs that were recognised as winners in the 2017 Health Consumer Excellence Awards on 27 April.

Elaine (Ellie) Newman, was awarded with the Health Professional Award, which recognises individuals demonstrating excellence in patient care. Ellie coordinates the Cognitive Impairment Project within EMHS, which identifies a better way to care for patients with dementia and delirium through their healthcare journey.

The Aboriginal Health Liaison Program was awarded the Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Health Award for their excellent work in providing a coordinated, culturally responsive service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients within the hospital. This program was commended for its role in ensuring patients and their families have an improved hospital experience through advocacy, linkages with community services, meeting the diverse cultural needs of patients, and educating staff, patients and family.

Fatima Edward was awarded the Compassionate Care Award for her work as an Assistant in Nursing in acute geriatrics and subacute ortho-geriatric care. Fatima was recognised for her ongoing commitment to compassionate care by consistently going above and beyond her duties, providing patients with a consistent high standard of care while also seeking to better engage with her patients wherever possible.

Petrina Lawrence from the Consumer Advisory Council was highly commended for her work towards better outcomes for health consumers.

Congratulations again to all East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) finalists, winners and those who were highly commended. It is wonderful to see EMHS staff acknowledged and rewarded for a continuous focus on ensuring our consumers receive the best care across all areas of the health service.