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Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council
Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Queensland awards for excellence in Indigenous health service delivery

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The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) honoured the state’s top achievers in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Sector (ATSICCHS) at the inaugural QAIHC Awards for Excellence ceremony, in Brisbane on Tuesday night (14 November 2017).

The QAIHC 2017 Awards for Excellence recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations within the Sector.

QAIHC Chief Executive Officer, Mr Neil Willmett congratulated all the winners and finalists and encouraged them to continue their good work.

"The QAIHC Awards for Excellence are instrumental in acknowledging the significant contributions of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Services in improving health outcomes for our people," he said.

"I congratulate all the nominees for the work you are undertaking to eliminate the disparities in health and wellbeing experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland.

"Individually and collectively we continue our journey towards making a difference in the delivery of comprehensive primary health care," Mr Willmett said.

The winners of the QAIHC 2017 Awards for Excellence are:

  • QAIHC Partnership Excellence Award – Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health
  • QAIHC Innovation Excellence Award – Carbal Medical Services
  • QAIHC Patient Satisfaction & Service Excellence Award – The Dental Team, Wuchopperen Health Service
  • QAIHC Leader of the Year Award – Aunty Gail Wason, Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation
  • QAIHC Member of the Year Award – Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

CheckUp, Health Workforce Queensland, General Practice Training Queensland, and General Medical Training James Cook University are proud partners of the QAIHC 2017 Awards for Excellence.