SA Health Awards

The SA Health Awards showcase excellence in the public health sector.

The Awards recognise and reward individuals, teams, programs or projects that have significantly improved the delivery of health services to the South Australian community. They also honour the commitment of those who work to improve the performance of the public health sector.

Applicants are asked to demonstrate how they have contributed towards the achievement of South Australia’s Strategic Plan vision and priorities, SA Health’s Safety and Quality programs and/or the work of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care's National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

Winners and finalists videos

The SA Health Awards Ceremony was held on Friday 19 November, to announce the 2021 winners.

For details about our 2021 winners and the diverse programs they work on, please see below:

Premier’s Award for Excellence in Health

CDCB COVID Operations
Communicable Disease Control Branch, DHW

Minister’s Research and Innovation Award

3D Printed Sternum Replacement
Cardiothoracic Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Units, CALHN

Chief Executive’s Imitation Award

Tom’s Court Virtual Monitoring
ICCNet SA (RSS), Rapid Response Nursing Midwifery Service (DHW), Digital Health SA (DHW)

Out of Hospital Strategies and Care

Child and Adolescent Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service
Paediatric Rehabilitation Department, WCHN

Enhancing Hospital Care

The Fast, Feed and Wrap Project
Children's Anaesthesia, WCHN and South Australia Medical Imaging, SCSS

Excellence in Strengthening Partnerships

Southern Adelaide Mobile Vaccination Clinic
COVID-19 Programs, SALHN

Excellence in Non-Clinical Services

South Australian Population Health Survey – Response to COVID-19
Data Analysis and Reporting, Prevention and Population Health, Wellbeing SA

Excellence and Innovation in Aboriginal Health

Closing the Gap Medicines Access Program
SA Pharmacy, SCSS

Young Professional of the Year

Dr Andrew Vanlint

Improving Safety and Quality

The Dialysis Start Program
Central Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplantation Service, CALHN

More information

Contact the SA Health Awards Coordinator on email