QI Awards

The 25th Annual ACHS Quality Improvement (QI) Awards are now open!

To submit an entry into this years’ QI Awards, please ensure you:
•    Download and read the 2022 Submission Guidelines document
•    Download and use the 2022 Submission Form template to complete your submission
•    Submit your completed form via the ACHS QI Awards Judgify Platform here

Submissions will close on Friday, 9 September 2022 at 5pm (AEDT)

*These awards recognise achievements to quality and safety in Australia, for more information about international recognitions, please visit the ACHS International website


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 to share patient-focused innovation and communicate their quality improvement achievements to the healthcare industry.

Introduced in 1998, the QI Awards acknowledge and encourage outstanding quality improvement activities, programs or strategies that have been.

The 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.

Previous Winners

Winners of the 24th ACHS Quality Improvement Award were announced at the ACHS Virtual Awards Ceremony on 25 November 2021.

Category | Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, NSW
HIRAID: a proven, up-scalable emergency nursing framework

Category | Non-clinical Service Delivery
Liverpool Hospital, NSW
12 Books for 12 Months: Enhancing Early Language and Literacy Environments

Category | Healthcare Measurement
Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW
Improving Access to Medication Review in High-Risk Inpatients

Category | Global Quality Improvement
Fresenius Medical Care Asia Pacific, Hong Kong SAR
Implementation of an Electronic Auditing Program Across 10 Countries
Hong Kong Baptist Hospital, Hong Kong SAR
Key to Combat COVID-19 in Hong Kong Baptist Hospital: Agility, Dedication and Passionate Support from All Staff Levels

Click here to re-watch the 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony.

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.

 Quality Initiatives - 24th Annual Quality Improvement Award 2021

Quality Initiatives - 23rd Annual Quality Improvement Awards 2020

Quality Initiatives - 22nd Annual Quality Improvement Awards 2019

Quality Initiatives - 21st Annual Quality Improvement Awards 2018

For further information on the QI Awards, please email the ACHS Standards and Product Development Team SPD@achs.org.au or phone +61 (0)2 8218 2734.