Celebrating our staff

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital’s Dr Krispin Hajkowicz received the Excellence in Leadership award for his calm and supportive style. The RBWH’s Director of Infectious Diseases has played a pivotal role in educating staff during the pandemic. Patient Support Officer Gordon ‘The Great’ Evans was also congratulated for his role in onboarding teams of touchpoint cleaners during the pandemic, winning the Values in Action category.

Contributions to the pandemic response were also recognised for Metro North Public Health Unit who received the Excellence in Performance Award, with RBWH’s Simon ‘the sign man’ Mahony and the Metro North COVID-19 Virtual Ward team both highly commended in their categories. The People Focus category was awarded to Victoria Sinclair and Jane McTaggart from the Community Palliative Care Service, who went above and beyond to ensure families could say a face-to-face goodbye throughout the pandemic.

Metro North Mental Health was recognised in three categories, taking out both the trophy and highly commended for Excellence in Integrated Care for the Caboolture Youth Step Up, Step Down project and for Nundah House. The Mental Health RBWH senior nursing leadership team and ADIS 24/7 alcohol and drug support program were both highly commended.

The Redcliffe Hospital Pharmacy Team, who successfully set up a drive-through medication collection system, received the Innovation award for their creative response to a challenging situation.

Metro North’s Clinical Skills Development Service also took home an award for the Maternity Education Program and director Belinda Faulkner was highly commended for her leadership.

The full list of 2020 Staff Excellence winners and highly commended are:

2020 Staff Excellence winners and highly commended

People Focus

Winner: Victoria Sinclair and Jane McTaggart, Community Palliative Care Service

Highly Commended: Metro North Mental Health-RBWH Senior Nursing Leadership Team

Highly Commended: Team Gardeners, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital


Winner: Redcliffe Hospital Pharmacy Team

Highly Commended: Metro North COVID-19 Virtual Ward

Excellence in Performance

Winner: Metro North Public Health Unit

Highly Commended: Simon “the Sign Man” Mahony, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Highly Commended: ADIS 24/7 Alcohol and Drug Support, Metro North Mental Health


Winner: Dr Krispin Hajkowicz, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Highly Commended: Madonna Dalton, The Prince Charles Hospital

Highly Commended: Belinda Faulkner, Clinical Skills Development Service

Values in Action

Winner: Gordon ‘The Great’ Evans, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Highly Commended: Rhonda Neal, Redcliffe Hospital

Highly Commended: Woodford Corrections Health

Excellence in Integrated Care

Winner: Caboolture Youth Step Up Step Down, Metro North Mental Health

Highly Commended: Community Falls Follow-Up Program, Community and Oral Health

Highly Commended: Nundah House, Metro North Mental Health

Excellence in Training and Education

Winner: Maternity Education Program, Clinical Skills Development Service

Highly Commended: Metro North Indigenous Cadetship Program, Metro North Allied Health

Chief Executive’s Award

Winner: Wendy MacDonald, Infrastructure, Metro North

Highly Commended: Rianna Gibson, Organisational Development, Metro North

2020-11-27T12:44:50+10:0027 November 2020|
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