Recognition for Best Care

Outstanding results were achieved by Western Health at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards on held on 20 November. Western Health won two Award Categories – Improving Aboriginal Heath and Improving Workforce Wellbeing & Safety, and received a highly commended award for Excellence in Women’s Health.


Now in their 15th year, the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards are an annual celebration of excellence, dedication and innovation in the delivery of healthcare.

Our work to reduce occupational violence in our Emergency Departments through the routine risk assessment now known as the Behaviours of Concern “BOC” chart has been recognised with a win in the Improving Workforce Wellbeing and Safety Award category.

The Galinjera Maternity Program – a culturally safe and collaborative model of midwifery care won the Award for Improving Aboriginal Health. Western Health is proud to deliver this program and accepted this award alongside Mercy Hospital for Women, The Royal Women’s Hospital, VACCHO and La Trobe University.  

The Maternity Connect Program received a Highly Commended Award in the category of Excellence in Women’s Health. This DHHS initiative supports public Rural Maternity Services and their workforce to meet their maternity population care needs.

Alongside a number of partner organisations, Western Health was also nominated for the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Award for Excellence in Public Sector Aged Care for the health services/OPA pilot program, Guardianship in Hospitals.

Congratulations to each of the team’s involved in these projects and initiatives that strongly support Best Care at Western Health.