The winners of the Royal Melbourne Hospital's Celebrating Excellence Awards 2023 were announced at a special awards ceremony on Friday.

The Melbourne Award winner Michael McCambridge, Chief Executive Prof Shelley Dolan, and the Next Generation Award winner Sarah Large at the RMH's Celebrating Excellence Award 2023.

This included the recipient of The Melbourne Award, the organisation’s highest individual honour. The Melbourne Award for 2023 was presented to Facilities Management Director Michael McCambridge, recognising his extensive contribution to the RMH over many years and how he has embodied our values of People First, Lead with Kindness, and Excellence Together.

The inaugural Next Generation Award was presented to physiotherapist Sarah Large, recognising both her clinical work and her contributions to implementing cultural safety improvements for First Nations people.

Our winners

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists across the 13 award categories.

The Melbourne Award

Winner: Michael McCambridge

Next Generation Award

Winner: Sarah Large

Excellence in Allied Health

Winner: First Nations Health Unit

Excellence in Clinical Support Services

Winner: Briony Thompson

Excellence in Medicine

Winner: Dr Tim Chittleborough

Winner: A/Prof Douglas Johnson

Excellence in Mental Health

Winner: Dr Veronique Browne

Excellence in Nursing

Winner: Megan Hoffmann

Excellence in Research and Innovation

Winner: Disability identification questionnaire implementation

Excellence Together

Winner: STEP: Caring for patients in the right place

The Melbourne Supporting Great Care Award

Winner: Redevelopment team

People’s Choice Award

Winner (individual): Kelsey King

Winner (team): Emergency Department and ICU

Consumer and Carer Excellence

Winner: Bradley O’Brien

Volunteer Excellence

Winner: Wayfinding Volunteers

Mobile Stroke Unit with Ambulance Victoria paramedic and the RMH Stroke team
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