On 3 December, Metro North Health celebrated its staff’s outstanding achievements at the annual Staff Excellence Awards. These awards recognise excellence either individually, in teams, or through partnerships across facilities, services and streams, or with community partners. The awards also focus on recognising staff’s everyday commitment to Metro North Health’s values: respect, teamwork, compassion, integrity, and high performance.
CSDS won three of the seven categories- Innovation for “The development of a 3D interactive animation to improve the teaching of shoulder dystocia obstetric emergency”, Training and Education for “The development of decision aids to support mainstreaming of genomic testing in renal medicine” (with Queensland Renal Genetics Team), and Values in Action for Patrick Bazeley, Equipment and Facilities Coordinator, CSDS.
In addition, CSDS was also a finalist in the High Performance Category for the following projects: Metro North Fit Testing Program, Digital Team: Enabling more capable, adaptable, and safe healthcare professionals, and Recognising and Responding to Deteriorating in Neurovascular Patients (with RBWH).
Values in Action
Winner: Patrick Bazeley
Patrick Bazeley is the Equipment and Facilities Coordinator and the inspiration behind the “Pat on the Back” award that recognises exceptional work in CSDS. Pat regularly receives positive feedback on his exceptional customer service and professionalism from Metro North Health staff including executives, CSDS staff and clients, as well as over 600 state-wide clinical educators. Pat always troubleshoots with a smile and brings a can-do attitude to work every day.
Excellence in Training and Education
Winner: The development of decision aids to support mainstreaming of genomic testing in renal medicine
The project team includes Dr Chirag Patel, Dr Lindsay Fowles, Dr Andrew Mallett, Dr Mia McLanders, and Raden Sucalit.
In collaboration with the Renal Genomics Team, CSDS produced the Genetic Kidney Disease Decision Aid that was developed to support nephrologists’ accessing the benefits of genomic testing. The decision aid provides guidance on selecting the correct panel for testing, ordering the correct panel, and interpreting the test results. Rather than relying solely on education, the decision aid makes genetic testing more accessible thereby improving outcomes for patients with genetic kidney disease.
Winner: The development of a 3D interactive animation to improve the teaching of shoulder dystocia obstetric emergency
The project team includes Sue Hampton, Raden Sucalit, Peter Thomas, Dr Mia McLanders, Dr Chiara Santomauro, and Dr Kirsty Beattie.
CSDS has developed an interactive 3D animation to improve the teaching of shoulder dystocia obstetric emergency. The team took an interdisciplinary approach to produce this novel solution which has improved training in the manoeuvres of shoulder dystocia with teams including clinical midwives, digital, innovation and research teams.
This year’s winners came from over 180 nominations across seven categories. The success of CSDS this year is a testament to the commitment of its staff to excellence. For more information on the Metro North Health’s Staff Excellence Awards, including all the finalists and winners, visit the Metro North Health website.