Sharing Success Stories

25 Jun 2018

At the South Island Alliance, we love sharing stories about how small changes can lead to great improvements…

Award winners: Dr Robyn Carey, of South Canterbury DHB, and the emergency department team.

South Canterbury Health Care Awards

As a sector, we spend a lot of time thinking about how we can do more for our community, how to improve our services and health outcomes. It is fabulous to take a moment to celebrate the inspirational people who have made a genuine difference to our community. These awards recognise people for contributing to better health outcomes for the people of South Canterbury and we hope, they also inspire the rest of us to reach our personal and team potential in what is extremely challenging (but very meaningful) work.

The Chairperson’s award was won by Dr Robin Carey. Robin is a trusted and well-respected clinician and colleague and by all accounts, an exceptional leader within our health system. In her role as Clinical Director for our Emergency department, she is constantly looking at improvement opportunities, quietly making a genuine difference in the department and our patients. She has initiated and supported many projects which support ED service improvements and integration of ED and other services and parts of our health system.

Robyn has had a key role in our performance results for the ED department, which is an exemplar in health service targets across Australasia.  Robin consistently participates enthusiastically and actively in organisation wide forums such as the CDs meetings and the SMO engagement forum late last year and has been a champion for interdisciplinary team work, respecting all individuals who make up the health care team. The night was very well received by all the members of staff, boards and sponsor organisations. It is great to take an opportunity to celebrate what we do well and in particular the special people who quietly and tirelessly make a difference every day across our sector.

Congratulations to the following award category winners:

Chairperson’s Award

Dr. Robyn Carey, Clinical Director for the emergency department, SCDHB

Extra Mile Award

Tania Kemp, Nurse Practitioner at ‘Point of Care’ medical centre, Pleasant Point

Integration Award

Jo Hunter, Maureen Chamberlain & Chris Gloag – HPHE union delegates

Business Culture Award

Speaking up for safety champions

Efficiency Award

Charge Nurse Managers Group

Applied Technology Award

Lisa Dobson, IT Trainer at SCDHB

Returning the Learning Award

Dr. Elaine Clarke, Anaesthetist at SCDHB

Making a Difference Award

Pink & Steel, My Physio

Published on: Monday, June 25th, 2018, under General