WA Excellence in Allied Health Awards

Closes 5 Aug 2024

Opened 27 Jun 2024

Overview

Allied Health is the largest clinical workforce in primary care, and the second largest clinical workforce overall. WA has more than 30,000 Allied Health professionals in areas such as acute and subacute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, and community settings.  

In recognition of the passion and dedication of the Allied Health to delivering high-quality patient-centred care, the Chief Allied Health Office, together with Platinum Sponsor Curtin University, is proud to announce the inaugural WA Excellence in Allied Health Awards. 

Proudly sponsored by Curtin University 

There are eight award categories, plus the Lifetime Achievement Honour.  The categories are:

Aboriginal Allied Health Professional of the Year

The Aboriginal Allied Health Professional of the Year is for nominees who identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

The winner of this category will have demonstrated their commitment to improving and advocating for the culturally appropriate health care of Aboriginal peoples and communities.

The award is proudly supported by East Metropolitan Health Service.  

Early Career Allied Health Professional of the Year

The Early Career Allied Health Professional of the Year applies to nominees who have shown exceptional potential during their first two years of practice.

The winner of this category will have demonstrated a passion and commitment to the provision of quality, safe and compassionate care to patients and their family/caregivers.

This award is proudly supported by the University of Western Australia. 

Allied Health Assistant of the Year

The Allied Health Assistant of the Year applies to nominees who have a dedicated Allied Health Assistant role, which may include providing clinical as well as administrative support.

The winner of this category will have demonstrated a commitment to elevating the human experience in health care through their commitment to the allied health service for their organisation.

This award is proudly supported by Brightwater Care Group. 

Allied Health Team of the Year

The Allied Health Team of the Year applies to nominees demonstrating outstanding contribution as a collective team, to clinical excellence delivering high performing allied health services or outcomes in any setting. 

The winner of this category will be recognised by their peers, demonstrate outstanding professionalism and actively support a positive and collaborative culture. 

This award is proudly supported by the Health Services Union of WA. 

Allied Health Researcher of the Year

The Allied Health Researcher of the Year applies to nominees who hold a clinical or clinical leadership role and who may or may not have protected research time. It is open to early and experienced researchers, and all those in between.

The winner of this category will have demonstrated the impact of their research in WA and how they are supporting clinicians to implement research in clinical practice as well as build research capacity.

This award is proudly supported by PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA.

Allied Health Educator of the Year

The Allied Health Educator of the Year applies to nominees who deliver impactful contributions to improve the practice standards of Allied Health professionals.

The winner of this category will have demonstrated a significant impact from their educational work and are recognised by Allied Health professional peers, students, other health disciplines, patients, or the general public.

This award is proudly supported by Edith Cowan University. 

Allied Health Leader of the Year

The Allied Health Leader of the Year applies to nominees who show exceptional skills to support, mentor, and coach Allied Health professionals. They do not have to be working in a management or senior role.

The winner of this category will have driven quality improvement in patient care, service delivery and a commitment to value-based health care; and are leaders of a positive culture across professional groups.

This award is proudly supported by HESTA. 

Allied Health Professional of the Year

The Allied Health Professional of the Year applies to nominees who have made an outstanding contribution to clinical excellence, leadership, education, and culture.

The winner of this category will have demonstrated commitment to supporting, empowering, and upskilling those around them. They advocate for evidence-based practice, with a focus on value-based health care, and provide safe, quality, and compassionate patient care.

This award is proudly supported by the WA Primary Health Alliance and WA Country Health Service.

Lifetime Achievement Honour

The Lifetime Achievement Honour is by third party nomination only (i.e. not self nomination) and recognises the nominee's long standing and extraordinary contribution to the Allied Health professions.

The winner of this category is highly regarded by their team, service and/or profession and their work has had a momentous and long-standing impact on Allied Health in WA.  

Award Rules

The awards are open to Allied Health working in any health care environment and within any organisation in Western Australia.

This includes those working in:

  • academia
  • aged care
  • education
  • hospitals
  • management
  • primary health care
  • rural and remote

Please refer to the Award Rules document for more information.

A PDF copy of the application is attached below to allow you to view all of the questions asked. 

Submit your WA Excellence in Allied Health Awards application

Audiences

  • WA Health services and staff
  • State government agencies
  • Non-government organisations
  • Peak bodies and associations
  • Local governments
  • Research institutions
  • Universities
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • Primary Care
  • WA Health
  • Public

Interests

  • All interests