12 October 2018
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Last night Melbourne Health’s commitment to excellence in patient care and innovation was recognised at the 2018 Department of Health and Human Services’ Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.

Melbourne Health had seven finalists at the awards, winning three categories and receiving one highly commended award.

These were:

Minister for Mental Health’s Award for excellence in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Victorians.
Joint Winner: Melbourne Health – Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) Information Sharing Project – Enhanced Critical Response Program

Chief Health Officer’s Award for improving healthcare through clinical research
Winner: Melbourne Health – EXTEND-IA TNK: globally transforming stroke treatment

Safer Care Victoria compassionate care award
Winner: Melbourne Health - "In harmony with our patients”: 20 years of music therapy at The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Excellence in community engagement
Highly commended: Melbourne Health – Partnering with consumers in Allied Health: Values-based recruitment

We also had finalists in the following categories:

Safer Care Victoria compassionate care award
Finalist: Melbourne Health – Responsive Acute Palliative Intervention and Decision Assistance

Safer Care Victoria award for excellence in quality and safety
Finalist: Melbourne Health – “Think sepsis. Act fast”: implementation of a hospital-wide clinical pathway for management of sepsis

Improving workforce wellbeing and safety
Finalist: Melbourne Health – The Royal Melbourne Hospital Emergency Department team take proactive approach to violence and aggression

For more information about the awards, visit the DHHS website.

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