Southern DHB celebrated outstanding staff at awards night

Southern DHB celebrated its remarkable staff from across the district at the Southern Excellence Awards last month.

Southern DHB Medical Officer of Health Dr Susan Jack won the Graham Crombie Outstanding...
Southern DHB Medical Officer of Health Dr Susan Jack won the Graham Crombie Outstanding Leadership Award for her Public Health leadership during COVID-19
Held simultaneously in the Otago Polytechnic Hub in Dunedin and Bill Richardson Transport Museum in Southland, the Awards evening was established to recognise the many ways in which excellence is reflected across Southern DHB.

“2020 has been an extraordinary year for everyone, especially those working in Health. This year’s nominees and winners are an exceptional group of people who have excelled in their roles and deserve to be thanked and acknowledged. This is the third year we have run the Southern Excellence Awards. Nominees come from across our diverse teams and include leaders, clinical staff, technicians, carers and change-makers,” says Southern DHB Chief Executive, Chris Fleming.

“The Awards are about acknowledging staff and the very important roles they play in providing care and support across the Southern Health system.”

The challenge of COVID-19 to our health system and the response on Southern DHB staff featured prominently in this year’s awards. The Graham Crombie Outstanding Leadership Award was won by Southern DHB Medical Officer of Health, Dr Susan Jack for her Public Health leadership, and the Team of the Year Award went to the district-wide Public Health Covid-19 Response Team.

“I’m sure all Southerners would support acknowledging the efforts of Dr Jack and her colleagues in Public Health,” Mr Fleming says.

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