St Michaels wins the Lake Maintenance Innovation Awards

St Michaels has been recognised for its innovative Personal Duress Alarm System by taking out the prestigious Leadership Award for Safety and Quality in Community Services as part of the DHHS Lake Maintenance Innovation Awards for 2013.

The Award criteria is based on an individual, team, group or volunteer within the area of children and youth services, disability, housing and community services who has made an exceptional contribution in the area of safety and quality. They may have enhanced a culture of continuous quality improvement within their organisation which has led to an increase in the effectiveness, efficiency or sustainability of their service to Tasmanian consumers.

The Lake Maintenance Gold Award for Service Excellence was the THO-South Renal Unit for its home dialysis project.

Other Category Award winners included:
THO-South Safety and Quality Unit for its Life Guard - Early Recognition and Response to Clinical Deterioration project.
Service Planning and Design, System Purchasing and Performance for its Telehealth Consultation pilot project.
Peer Education Project Team for its Elder Financial Abuse (You’re worth it).
Peer Education Project Team - Donna Evans.
If you would like further information or to view the category winner videos please go to
www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/about the department/innovation awards/2013 winners

CEO John Gilpin and Disability Support & Community Development Manager Rod Campbell attended the Awards ceremony at the Blundstone Arena, Bellerive.

CEO John Gilpin congratulated the Gold Award recipient and other category winners and said “it was wonderful to be recognised for the implementation of the Personal Duress Alarm system”, “this innovative system has made a difference to the safety of our clients and staff!” John Gilpin also thanked Lake Maintenance for the Award, Wired and Wireless Communication Solutions for providing this innovative technology, the Tasmanian Community Fund and the WH Booth Foundation.

Click on the link below to view the presentation.