St Vincent's Awards Finalists Announced

St Vincent's Awards Finalists Announced

28 Sep 2021

Every year, the St Vincent’s staff awards highlight some of our major successes in research, innovation and compassionate care across our campuses.

These awards provide an important opportunity to showcase teams and individuals who have gone above and beyond to achieve something extraordinary. Whether big or small, team or individual – what the finalists and winners all have in common is their profound and positive impact on others – on our patients, clients, and on each other. 

They teach us that by challenging the status quo, by being willing to look at things differently, we can often achieve something wonderful.

This year, unfortunately, we have had to postpone our local SVHNS Innovation & Excellence Awards for now, while we focus our efforts on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. But we are so proud of our SVHA Awards finalists, and all those who submitted an application. 

Congratulations to this year’s finalists: 

Award Category



Mission, People & Culture 


 Enhancing Metabolic Care for Mental Health Patients: Addressing Health Disparities

Clinical Excellence & Leadership


The effectiveness of Implementing Best-Practice Falls Prevention Strategies in Hospital

 Consumer Needs and Expectations

Stay'n Deadly and Stay'n In
The goal of this project was to decrease the rate of Aboriginal patients who “Did not wait”(DNW) for treatment or, “Left at their own risk” (LAOR). 

Life Changing Research


Improving Access and Frequency of HIV and Hepatitis C Testing in Priority Populations using Dried Blood Spot (DBS)

Digital Technology & Sustainability

Alcohol and Drug Telehealth Service – delivering virtual Addiction Medicine Specialist care for vulnerable individuals living in rural and remote areas

Individual & Team Excellence

SydPath Pathology
As the pathology arm of St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney, the SydPath team have played a vital role in the state’s pandemic response. The significant and ongoing challenges COVID-19 has placed on SydPath have been met with an inspiring ability to adapt, innovate and pull together as a team.

Individual & Team Excellence



Registered Nurse, Ji Su Paik
Ji-Su Paik is a leading mental health nurse who is driven, professional, and compassionate and tirelessly works to improve the care of her patients through the use of best practice.  A much deserved finalist of the individual excellence award having devoted nearly 10 years of service. 

 Deadly Award


Manager, Aboriginal Health, Scott Daley
Scott led a team who successfully undertook a clinical redesign project to improve the “Did not wait and Left at own Risk” category of Aboriginal patients in St Vincent’s Emergency Department. The implementation of the Flexiclinic in ED resulted in substantially improved rates of Aboriginal patients completing treatment and has set the benchmark for other health services.