Skip links and keyboard navigation

Warning message

Submissions for this form are closed.

The Tammy Lye-James Consumer Recognition Award 2024


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 Nursing Practice Development Unit (NPDU) is accountable for coordinating this award.


  • Submissions open: Friday, 1 March 2024
  • Submissions close: Thursday, 11 April 2024 (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although in the event of a conflict of interest (i.e. nominee is from respective work unit) these rights will be rescinded. 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 endorse 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 PAH Nursing Services Annual Review.


  • Nursing Practice Development Unit
  • Phone: (07) 3176 2780

Nominations have now closed.

Last updated 11 April 2024
Last reviewed 11 April 2024