ACHS Quality Improvement (QI) Awards

Winners of the ACHS 23rd Annual Quality Improvement (QI) Awards announced

Winner - Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety category 

Organisation: Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare) and Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology, VIC 

Submission Title: Implementing an electronic instrument and clinical decision support system to predict imminent aggression and structure intervention to reduce aggression and the use of restrictive interventions 

Winner – Non-Clinical Service Delivery category 

Organisation: Redcliffe Hospital, QLD 

Submission Title: Drive Through Pharmacy Collections – Minimising hospital visits for vulnerable patients 

Winner – Healthcare Measurement category 

Organisation: Metro North Hospital and Health Service, QLD 

Submission Title: Using Hospital Acquired Complication Data to Improve Patient Outcomes 

Winner – Global Quality Improvement category 

Organisation: Hong Kong University Shenzhen Hospital, China

Submission Title: Reduction of Door to Wire time for patients with ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction to improve clinical outcomes 

Special Commendation – Initiative to Advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Outcomes 

Non-Clinical Service Delivery:

Organisation: Child and Adolescent Health Service, WA

Submission: CAHS: Statewide Specialised Aboriginal Mental Health Service: Orientating towards an Aboriginal culturally secure service 

Healthcare Measurement:

Organisation: Hunter New England Local Health District, NSW

Submission: Defining the Gap: A Planning and Reporting Framework for Closing the Gap



Information on this year's QI Awards winners, highly commended and all other submissions can be found in the Quality Initiatives publication. Click on the link below:

Quality Initiatives - 23rd Annual Quality Improvement Awards 2020

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry for the ACHS 23rd Annual Quality Improvement (QI) Awards.



The ACHS Quality Improvement (QI) Awards acknowledge healthcare organisations that achieve excellence and innovation in clinical care, organisation-wide practice, service delivery and performance measurement. The QI Awards provide an opportunity for healthcare organisations to share patient-focused innovation and communicate their quality improvement achievement to the healthcare industry.

The QI Awards were introduced in 1998 to acknowledge and encourage outstanding quality improvement activities, programs or strategies that have been implemented in healthcare organisations.

The QI Awards are open to submissions from all ACHS member organisations undertaking the ACHS NSQHS (National Safety and Quality Health Service) Standards Program, EQuIP6 (Evaluation and Quality Improvement Program) and the ACHS Clinical Indicator Program.

Judging is conducted externally with separate panels of three judges for each of the QI Awards categories:

  • Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety
  • Non-Clinical Service Delivery
  • Healthcare Measurement

Each judging panel consists of an ACHS Councillor, an ACHS assessor and a representative from an ACHS member organisation.

Information on past QI Awards winners, highly commended and all other submissions can be found by clicking on the links below to the Quality Initiatives publication.

For further information on the QI Awards, please email the ACHS Standards and Product Development Team or phone +61 (0)2 9281 9955.


Last Review Date 10 December 2020

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