You are not permitted to download, save or email this image. Visit image gallery to purchase the image.
“With over 4000 staff, we know there are incredible innovations and achievements, acts of kindness and staff constantly going above and beyond the call of duty,” said 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.”
Awards were made across nine categories including the Unsung Hero (Behind the Scenes) Award, which recognised Southland Hospital Mortuary Technician, Bill Little, for his dedication to the role.
“Bill has been in this position for over twenty years and despite the challenges it inevitably brings, he acts with compassion, kindness and respect,” said Mr Fleming. “He continually goes beyond the call of duty and it’s this dedication that makes such a significant difference to families and communities impacted by loss.”
The winners of each category receive a professional development grant.
Read more from SDHB:
Southern air to get fresher!
Stage One of new ICU opens at Dunedin Hospital
Free Public Lecture series a Southland success
Health Care Home programme expands
Tips on good hand hygiene for Patient Safety Week
Commissioner Update November 2018