Australian Healthcare Week 2019 Excellence Awards and Dinner

27 March 2019, 6:00pm

Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour

Enjoy a night filled with entertainment, drinks and dinner with your fellow Healthcare professionals!

Enjoy a night filled with entertainment, drinks and dinner with your fellow Healthcare professionals!

At the close of Day 1, join over 300 attendees at the 2nd Annual Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards & Dinner to recognise those facilities, teams and individuals who are making the greatest contributions to our healthcare community.

The following categories will be judged by the Australian Healthcare Week Judging Panel. Winners will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony.


Registrations are now Open!

Book your ticket (priced at $250 per person) to the AHW Excellence Awards and Dinner by emailing us at 

Congratulations to our 2019 AHW Award Finalists!


Healthcare CEO Of The Year Award

Finalist: Jason Thomas, CEO, Toronto Private Hospital

Finalist:Shaun Drummond, CEO, Metro North Hospital and Health Service


Best Hospital Development Project Award

Finalist: St George Hospital Redevelopment

Finalist: South Adelaide Local Health Network


Aged Care CEO Of The Year Award

Sponsored by Paynter Dixon

Finalist: Jenni Allan, CEO, ADSSI Ltd.

Finalist: Norbert Walther, CEO, Enrich Living Services Pty Ltd

Finalist: Doreen Power, CEO, Lyndoch Living Inc.


Best Aged Care Facility Award

Sponsored by Hartmann

Finalist: Life Care Inc.

Finalist: RSL Care SA

Finalist: Diversitat Aged Support 

Finalist: Jacaranda Village

Finalist: mecwacare


Best Digital Transformation Project Award

Sponsored By Swisslog

Finalist: Wollongong Hospital, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District  

Finalist: Five Good Friends

Finalist: Grampians Rural Health Alliance, Ballarat Health Services 

Finalist: Alfred Health

Finalist:National Blood Authority (BloodNet Project)


Nurse/Midwife Of The Year Award

Brought to you by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN)

Finalist: David Health

Finalist: Kath Lynch

Finalist: Kate Willis

Finalist: Leonie Rastas

Finalist: Christopher Patterson

The 2019 Judging Panel:

  • Tobi Wilson, General Manager, Prince of Wales & Sydney Eye Hospital
  • Wendy Wadell, Group Executive, Care and Commercial, Japara
  • John Papatheohari, Group Director Information Technology & Digital Transformation, Cabrini Health
  • Marcus Riley, Chief Executive Officer, BallyCara
  • Adj Prof Kylie ward FACN, Chief Executive Officer, Australian College of Nursing 

Congratulations to all the 2018 AHW Excellence Award Winners! 

Hospital CEO of the Year:

WINNER: Adrian Pennington, Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service

Honoury Mention: Terry Welch, Maryborough District Health Service

Best Hospital Development Project:

WINNER: St John of God Berwick Hospital

Honoury Mention: Bendigo Health

Aged Care CEO of the Year:

WINNER: William Appleby, Jewish Care (Victoria) Inc.

Honoury Mention: Robert Orie, Montefiore

Best Aged Care Facility Award:

WINNER: The Village by Scalabrini, operated by Scalabrini Village Ltd

Honoury Mention: Montefiore

Best Digital Transformation Project:

WINNER: Digital Hospital Project Team, Metro South Health, Queensland

Honoury Mention: The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Nurse of the Year:

WINNER: Judith Smith, University of Technology, Sydney

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