Canterbury Health Systems Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards were introduced in 2003 to recognise, reward and publicly acknowledge the excellent quality improvements and innovations taking place within the Canterbury Health System.

The awards are open to all Canterbury DHB staff and providers whose services are funded by Canterbury DHB.​

Guides and entry forms


Key Dates 2017

Written Projects​Posters​
Expression of Interest​28 MayExpression of Interest​21 July
Written Submission​ due​21 July​Poster Submission due​ 8 Sept
Assessor Workshops​​16 and 21 June 
Site Visits​Sept​
Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards Ceremony 6th November

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​2016 Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards​ Winners

 Supreme Award Winner

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​ Improved Health and Equity for All Populations

Award Winner: 24 Hour Surgery Queue Portal

Runner Up:      Kiriata Mama / Mothers Televisison


 Improved Quality, Safety and Experience of Care

Award Winner: Improving Options for Management of Early Pregnancy Loss

Runner-Up: No Pain More Gain CoolSense

 Best Value for Public Health System Resources

Award Winner: Improving Care Processes for Patients with Possible Acute Coronary Syndrome

Runner-Up: The Avastin Service Improvement Project

 Highly Commended Award Winner: 

​ The Avastin Service Improvement Project

​ Consumer C​ouncil Award Winner:

 Satisfaction with Crisis Resolution: Consumer, family, referrer perspectives

​ Poster Award Winners

 Winner: Reducing Treatment Times for OSA Using Multi-Patient Based Clinics

 Runner-Up: Sustaining Health's National Treasures- Blood, Patients and Staff

 People’s Choice: Making Medicines Education Memorable

Page last reviewed: 27 April 2017
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