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Finalists announced for the 2023 Primary Care Quality and Innovation Awards

The exceptional calibre of the primary health care sector across the Hunter New England Central Coast PHN is being celebrated as the finalists for the 2023 Primary Care Quality and Innovation Awards are unveiled.

Proudly supported by our sponsors, and with Awards presented across six categories, the event will recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions providers and individuals make to the primary care sector.

Following a rigorous review process of a hugely competitive field with all submissions worthy of consideration, the PHN is pleased to announce the finalists in the following categories:

Patients First Award

Awarded to healthcare organisations and/or service providers that put people and communities first in their practice: they demonstrate engagement strategies to support best practice outcomes for the centre, the community, and their patients.

The Rosewood Centre

Anglicare - Commonwealth Psychosocial Support Service (CPS)

Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Service - Nundle Outreach Service

BackTrack Youth Works Ltd

Umina Podiatry - Podiatry on the Streets

First Nations Health Award

Awarded to the healthcare organisations and/or service provider that demonstrates being responsive to the diversity of, and differences in, our communities to address health inequalities for our First Nations communities.

Hunter Primary Care - Bush Tucker Pit Stop

Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Service - Cardiac Rehab and Prevention Program

HealthWISE - Primary Health Care Nurses

Nelson Plaza Clinic - Better Health Days

The Glen for Women

Technology in Health Award

Awarded to the healthcare organisations and/or service provider that demonstrates leadership in the use of technology to support their patients.


Woodberry Family Practice

Community Therapy

Uniting - Telehealth4Kids

Primary Care Innovation Award

Awarded to the health centre and/or service provider that demonstrates outstanding innovation in primary care.

Attract Connect Stay - Glen Innes Inc

EngAGE - The Centre for Rehab Innovations (CRI)

Hunter Primary Care - Aged Care Nurse Practitioner Service

Moove and Groove

Parents Beyond Break Up - Dads in Distress

Primary Care Leader Award

Awarded to the health centre, service provider or individual that has best demonstrated innovation and leadership in primary care and/or the values of respect, innovation, accountability, integrity, cooperation, and recognition.

Individual Nominations

Donna Taylor - Pius X Aboriginal Corporation

Fiona Strang - HealthWISE

Isabel Conway - Wyoming Medical and Dental Centre

Scott Lynch - Community Therapy

Organisation Nominations

Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Service Inc. - Twist and Flow

Anglicare - Bush Fire Recovery Program

Parents Beyond Breakup - Dads in Distress

Raymond Terrace Respiratory Clinic

Coast & Country Primary Care Respiratory Clinic, Erina

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