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PAH Health Consumer Recognition Award 2021


The aim of this award is to recognise a patient, family member, carer or volunteer for his/her significant contribution/s to improve services, patient experience and/or patient outcomes.


To be eligible the applicant:


Submit a maximum of half a page which addresses one the following:

  • Outline how the consumer has collaborated with PAH to inform the way care is delivered to better meet patient needs and/or preferences; OR
  • Outline how the consumer has partnered with PAH to be involved in training the clinical workforce; OR
  • Outline how the consumer has participated in the analysis of safety and quality performance measures; OR
  • Outline how the consumer has participated in the implementation of quality improvement strategies based on patient feedback or safety data; OR
  • Outline how the consumer has actively been involved to improve the patient experience or healthcare outcomes.

Nomination process

Nurses are to nominate a consumer by completing the online nomination form below. The Centre of Nursing Excellence (CNE) is accountable for coordinating this award.


  • Submissions open: Friday, 12 March 2021
  • Submissions close: Friday, 16 April 2021 (extended)

Decision making governance process

Nominations will be judged by a panel that consists of nursing executive; interprofessional colleague; and a consumer representative from the PAH Consumer Consultative Committee. Each member will have equal voting rights, although in the event of a conflict of interest (i.e. nominee is from respective work unit) these rights will be rescinded. Following review of the applicants, the panel will declare any conflicts of interest prior to the voting process taking place. The panel will utilise a Likert scale from ‘Strongly Agree that Applicant Meets Criteria to Strongly Disagree that Applicant Meets Criteria’ to assist in determining the top 5 nominations and recommend a winner of the award. The top 3 nominations and recommended winner will be tabled at the Nursing Director/Assistant Director of Nursing (ND/ADON) Committee Meeting. The ND/ADON committee will make the final decision. The top 3 teams will be notified and invited to the award presentation for the announcement of the award winner.

Reward and recognition

  • A Certificate of Recognition will be presented on International Nurses Day.
  • Photo and award details included within the EDNS Newsletter and PAH Nursing Services Annual Review.


  • Bernadette Clarke, Magnet CNC
  • Phone: (07) 3176 2892

Nominations have now closed.

Last updated 19 April 2021
Last reviewed 11 March 2021