The public health system has come under its fair share of criticism over the years, so it’s refreshing to see the Western Sydney Health District (WSLHD) trying to reach out to engage with our community, seeking feedback on the different programs it runs.
Voting for the Western Sydney Local Health District Fairfax People’s Choice awards is now open, and this week the awards come to the people with a special showcase visiting all the hospitals in the area.
The annual WSLHD Quality Awards recognises teams and individuals who have developed initiatives that focus on better ways to do business and improve patient health and safety.
The People’s Choice is a special category selected by members of the WSLHD community and Fairfax readers.
This award is selected by online vote from among the 19 teams who have been shortlisted for 10 award categories featured in the fifth annual WSLHD Quality Awards.
All 75 submissions in the WSLHD Quality Awards 2016 will be profiled in the showcase roadshow, and the community will get a chance to ask questions and talk to staff about the awards.
I urge all our readers and people who visit the hospital to take this opportunity to have their say.
Awards like this are not only important for the organisation, but even more valuable to people like us who rely on health programs and health care facilities in the region. This gives us a chance to vote for what we think is important to us.
The showcase and the teams who made submissions will present at the five WSLHD hospitals: Westmead, Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Auburn and Cumberland hospitals.
Location details for the 2016 WSLHD Quality Award showcases are Mt Druitt Hospital, July 25, 10am-2pm; Blacktown Hospital, July 26, 10am-2pm; Cumberland Hospital, July 27, 10am-2pm; Auburn Hospital, July 28, 10am-2pm and Westmead Hospital, July 29, 10am-2pm.
Community members are invited to attend the showcase to view the projects, meet the teams, and vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Visit one of the showcases or vote online by visiting surveymonkey.com/r/2016_QA. to register your vote.
- Keiasha Naidoo is the north west Sydney editor. Share your thoughts via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.