Nursing and health care staff at Auburn Hospital have been recognised and acknowledged by their peers and the community for the quality work they do.
THERE were plenty of proud smiles as the recipients of the second annual Auburn Hospital's Quality Awards (AQuA) were announced last week.
The awards recognise the innovation, effort and commitment of nursing and health care staff and Auburn Hospital director of nursing and midwifery, Kate Murphy, said they had a difficult task in narrowing down the final six winners from the nominees.
"These awards allow staff to be recognised and acknowledged by their peers and the community for the quality work they do," she said.
"I'd like to thank and congratulate all staff for their ongoing contributions to improving patient care."
The 'Transforming Care at the Bedside' project won the Patients As Partners Award, while the 'Cleaning Out The Pantry' project which streamlined inventory management in operating theatres and resulted in a 61 per cent saving in supplies, won the Local Solutions Award.
The 'Involve Me and I Learn' project run in the emergency department, received the Education and Training Award, with a debriefing project for staff involved in a clinical incident - the 'Reinvigorating Hot Debriefing' project - won the Collaborative Team Award.
The maternity team's 'Monitor Mums Safely' (M&Ms) project won the Innovation Award, as well as the People's Choice Award, while the 'Prevent CAUTI' project which aimed to preventing urinary catheter-associated infections, won the Harry Collins Award.