Top honours for Royal Perth Hospital

May 28, 2014

The Western Australian Injury Prevention and Safety Excellence Awards were held last month, recognising excellence and innovation in the delivery of healthcare throughout Western Australia.  

Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) took home two awards, with the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (PARTY) Program winning the Innovation and Research category and Senior Physiotherapist Khye Davey receiving a high commendation in the Individual Achievement category.  

PARTY Program Coordinator Michaela Copeland said the award recognises the commitment of RPH staff and volunteers that are involved in managing the program. “Since launching in 2006, more than 8,000 Western Australian teenagers have participated in the PARTY Program which is a very rewarding experience as it exposes students to the preventable traumas that can change their lives,” Michaela said.  

Khye was highly commended for his role in falls prevention and works with patients and families to identify risks and develops strategies to improve patient safety, before and after discharge.  

Engagement with patients and their families on their journey to recovery and working with a passionate cohort of health professionals is what Khye finds most rewarding.  

“I share this award with many of my colleagues as our teamwork has resulted in better patient care and safety,” said Khye.