Cobaw wins Community Organisation of the Year Award

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Cobaw Community Health is celebrating national recognition winning the category of the QIP Community Organisation of the Year Award. This Award recognises Cobaw for its excellence in partnerships, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusive practice, in the Community Services sector.

The Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) and Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) Excellence Awards recognise AGPAL and QIP accredited practices, organisations or services, who consistently go above and beyond to implement and embed quality improvements, have teams that love to innovate, demonstrate a dedicated approach to patient and consumer services and/or care, and have a clear understanding of related industry standards.

Dr Stephen Clark, Group Chief Executive of AGPAL and QIP said that the Awards team received a large volume of high calibre nominations from AGPAL and QIP accredited practices from around the nation.

“The AGPAL and QIP Excellence Awards recognise and reward the commitment that organisations make to quality improvement within Australia’s health care setting. I was privileged to gain a unique insight into the inspiring achievements taking place within the health care environment. I was proud that I, and our judging panel of industry experts, was able to read about Cobaw Community Health’s nomination. Their dedication to community health goes above and beyond expected standards”.

“I would like to thank all other nominees for sharing their stories and to congratulate Cobaw for being Excellence Winner in the category of QIP Community Organisation of the Year Award,” Dr Clark said.

Cobaw’s CEO Margaret McDonald and Quality Manager Julie Cairns attended a Gala Dinner in Brisbane to collect the award.

“It was a privilege to accept this acknowledgement on behalf of all the dedicated staff at Cobaw who are committed to providing high quality care and services to the Macedon Ranges community,” said Ms McDonald.

At the awards ceremony Ms McDonald spoke with the Chair of the selection panel who said that the award was highly contested and that Cobaw Community Health stood out in its application.

“The award is a huge accolade to every member of staff, our volunteers and our Directors. The values that drive each and every one of us at Cobaw show an extraordinary commitment to our clients, customers and the community.”