The winners of the 2007 Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Aged Care have been announced by the Minister for Ageing, Christopher Pyne, at a ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra.
The awards recognised 10 ‘exceptional’ individuals and organisations in aged care, selected from over 140 nominations.
Mr Pyne said the combined achievements of the finalists placed Australia at the forefront of dedication and innovation in aged care.
“These Australians are taking the care of our older citizens to the highest level,” he said.
“They deserve our utmost respect and admiration.”
Organisation winners received a $10,000 to be used for an aged care-related purpose and individual winners will share a $10,000 prize with their employers.
The winners are listed below:
Winner: Leadership and Management – Residential
UnitingCare Ageing South Eastern Region, NSW & ACT
Winner: Leadership and Management – Community
Helping Hand Aged Care Inc, Parafield Gardens, SA
Winner: Professional Development
UnitingCare Mirinjani Village, Weston, ACT
Joint Winners: Aged Care Lifestyle – Residential
Sambell Lodge, Clifton Hill, Vic
The Juninga Centre, Nightcliff, NT
Brotherhood of St Laurence, Carrum Downs, Vic
Winner: Training and Staff Development – Residential
Baptist Community Care Ltd, Camberwell, Vic
Winner: Training and Staff Development – Community
Aged Care & Housing Group Inc, Newton, SA
Winner: Information Technology – Residential
Holy Spirit Care Services Ltd
Winner: Information Technology – Community
Osborne Park, WA