NSW health employees shine at the 2016 icare TMF awards

2016 TMF Awards recognise the NSW government sector’s standout risk management performers.

icare CEO Vivek Bhatia today announced the winners of the 2016 icare TMF (Treasury Managed Fund) Awards for Excellence in Risk Management. “icare is committed to creating a strong and effective risk-aware culture across the NSW government sector. The icare TMF Awards drive world-class safety standards for the state’s workforce, by recognising standout achievement and innovation,” Mr Bhatia said.

“This is just one example of how we at icare put the customer at the centre of everything we do.

“The icare TMF Awards have become a prime opportunity for government agencies to share their experience and learnings in both preventive and post-incident risk management.

“Each of our winners are role models in the public and private sector for implementing leading edge ideas in workplace injury prevention and safety strategies by pioneering new systems, processes and design. I congratulate them for the leadership they have shown.

“Stellar examples like the winner of the icare TMF Award for Innovation Process, the Sydney Local Health District’s (LHD) fire identification simulation training centre show how risk management in NSW is being transformed. The project was devised in response to the 2011 Quaker’s Hill nursing home fire and exposes staff to life-like disaster experiences, while delivering hands-on training.

“The winners announced today have set the highest benchmark for workforce risk management. I am excited to see how these achievements can be matched or surpassed in 2017,” Mr Bhatia said.

NSW Health employees and agencies shone at the 2016 icare TMF Awards, claiming a winner in five of the six categories, and partnering with People’s Choice Award winner, the NSW Department of Education.

NSW Secretary of Health, Elizabeth Koff, herself a winner of the 2012 TMF Award for Risk Leadership, said NSW Health is committed to using innovation to improve workplace safety.

“NSW Health has been proactively driving risk-aware workplace cultures while introducing innovative ways of protecting the valuable people and assets in our healthcare sector and the community it serves,” Ms Koff said.

“Workplace safety is an essential part of delivering the best service possible to the people of NSW and it is pleasing to see our efforts acknowledged at the icare TMF Awards.”

Icare's 2016 tmf awards for excellence - winners

Individual achievement in return-to-work

  • Janet Barry - NSW Health Pathology

Framework & systems winners

  • Corrective Services together with Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network - Smoke Free Correctional Centre Project
  • NSW Health partnering with EML and University of Sydney - The Work Injury Screening & Early Intervention (WISE) Study
  • Highly Commended
  • NSW Department of Education - First Aid in NSW Public Schools: A comprehensive risk management and organisational approach

Innovation process winner

  • Sydney Local Health District - SLHD Fire Identification Simulation Training Centre - Real emergency response

Highly Commended

  • NSW Police Force partnering with EML - Moving better together: NSW Police Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Model

Innovation design winners

  • Fire & Rescue NSW partnering with EML and Black Dog Institute - Proactive and Early Intervention Approach to PTSD
  • Sydney Local Health District - The Pitch - removing red tape, empowering staff, and driving a culture of innovation

Innovation reporting & risk intelligence winner

  • Sydney Local Health District - STARS - SLHD Targeted Activity & Reporting System

People's choice winner

  • NSW Department of Education partnering with Ministry of Health & Headspace School Support - Responding to Student Suicide: A Support Program for Schools

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