Nominations for the 2024 Children’s Healthcare Australasia, Medal of Distinction Awards are now open! These awards honour those who have made an outstanding contribution to improving the health of children through service provision, leadership, or advocacy.

The CHA Medal of Distinction award is a great opportunity to recognise those who have made significant contributions to children's health. If you know someone whose efforts have led to genuine improvements in this area, consider nominating them. Their work might involve medical advancements, community health initiatives, educational programs, or volunteer efforts. Nominees can include healthcare professionals, community leaders, volunteers, local organisations, or teams.

Nominations close Friday 30 August 2024

The CHA Medal of Distinction Award is awarded to three different categories:

The three Award categories are:

  1. Individual Medal of Distinction Award – recognition for having made an outstanding contribution to improving the health of children through service provision, leadership or advocacy, relative to opportunity and years of experience.
  2. Local/Community Medal of Distinction Award – for initiatives of excellence in leadership, advocacy or service provision for children in a local community setting/non tertiary settings.
  3. Team Medal of Distinction Award – for initiatives of excellence in teamwork and collaboration that improves the care of children in a healthcare setting.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria include:

  • Solutions that are making a difference to the health and well-being of children, young people, and their families every day
  • Advocacy for the health of children, young people, and their families
  • Supporting equity and improving outcomes for First Nations children, young people, and their families
  • Partnering with children, young people, and families and across disciplines
  • Sharing of excellence and innovation to peer and lay audiences
  • Impact or improved outcomes and/or quality
  • Participation and contribution to CHA through active participation in CHA’s initiatives, and/or engagement that enables sharing of information and ideas across professional groups and member organisations.

The Medal of Distinction Award may only be awarded to those staff who work in a CHA Member Hospital or Health Service, our CHA Community.

The judging panel will be representatives of the diversity within CHA member services.

The Children’s Healthcare Australasia Medal of Distinction Award for 2024 will be awarded at the face-to-face Paediatrics Units networking dinner on:

  • When: Monday 28 October 2024
  • Time: 6.30PM
  • Where: Sydney (venue TBC)
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