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Sustainable Healthcare Awards

Now in its third year, the Bond University Sustainable Healthcare Awards were designed to promote and raise awareness of best practice in high-value healthcare and recognise the achievements of leaders, advocates and innovators in this field who have overcome barriers to deliver better care.

Sustainable healthcare is about empowering people - including healthcare workers, healthcare users and the general community - to live inspired lives, create better systems, deliver better care more easily and use taxpayer-funded resources wisely.  Successfully implemented, a sustainable healthcare model allows ideas to flourish and to be implemented, as well as informing and encouraging healthcare workers and patients to improve their experience and outcomes. 

In the sustainable healthcare model of the future...

  • systems will be simpler to navigate
  • patients will have more choice, be seen sooner and stay home more often
  • waste will be minimised
  • healthcare staff will be well educated, feel energised and supported throughout their careers and be able to keep up-to-date with the latest research evidence
  • healthcare users will know the options available to them and the benefits and risks of each option 
  • healthcare leaders will be empowered to drive innovation for improved outcomes.

Healthcare costs are rising disproportionately to the increase in benefits, and we know that the talent exists within our teams to help us better utilise our resources to meet the needs of our community.

Award categories and winners

  • Leadership Award – The style of leadership in healthcare services is critical to our future. This category celebrates the leaders who dare to be different, who inspire courage, empower their teams and stimulate positive environments where improvements continue to be created for staff and patients.
    Sponsored by Bond University Healthcare Innovations Program
    Winner: Tele-Cardiac Investigations Program - Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
    Special Commendation: PIVOT model - Caboolture Hospital Emergency Department


  • Policy & Practice Award – Healthcare innovation that has been implemented and generated measurable difference in improving outcomes and reducing wasted resources (time, money, capacity, wellbeing).
    Sponsored by Concerto Analytics
    Winner: The Two-Week Systematic Review (2weekSR) - The 2weekSR Team, Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare
    Special Commendation: Primary Sense - Gold Coast Primary Health Network

  • Research Award – High-quality research projects that empower the system with new knowledge that can be implemented for the benefit of patients and/or staff.
    Sponsored by Health Service 360
    Winner: Estimating the Magnitude of Cancer Over Diagnosis in Australia - Professor Paul Glasziou, Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare
    Special Commendation: The Yapatjarrathati Project - Associate Professor Dianne Shanley and the Yapatjarrathati Research and Healthcare Team Griffith University

  • Education & Health Literacy Award – This award recognises education programs for students, staff or patients that generate positive changes in awareness, behaviour or outcomes.
    Sponsored by HealthCert
    Winner: Maternity Education Program, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
    Special Commendation: Allied Health Translating Research into Practice (AH-TRIP) Program - Dr Ingrid Hickman, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Submissions now closed

Please note: Awards are open to individuals and organisations predominantly based in Australia. 

For more information email [email protected]

Submissions form

Award prizes

Thanks to the support of our sponsors who share our passion for sustainable healthcare, each category winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize to use towards their sustainable healthcare project.

2021 sponsors

HealthCert is Australia's leading education provider for medical professionals. Dedicated to improving patient outcomes and saving lives, we have helped over 9,000 doctors in the last 12 years upskill through CPD- accredited and university quality assured certificate courses and professional diploma programs.

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Health Service 360 are an award winning development consultancy with over 17 years’ experience of supporting health providers across the UK, Australia and NZ to deliver care they are proud of. They deliver results to providers who need help with improving patient experience, developing leadership, culture change, 360 feedback or service improvement. 

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Concerto Analytics specialises in the development and deployment of analytic software solutions for large enterprises and works collaboratively with innovative business partners who are specialists in change management, technology, engineering, project delivery, benchmarking and operational improvement.

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Winners | 2021 Sustainable Healthcare Awards

Special Commendations | 2021 Sustainable Healthcare Awards

2019 Sustainable Healthcare Awards | Highlight video

Click above to see the highlights reel from the 2019 Bond University Sustainable Healthcare Awards


"Winning the 2018 Sustainable Healthcare Award for Education has led to an increased recognition of the important work our company does, as well as helping with creating a better understanding among senior administrators of healthcare organisations about the benefits of partnering with industry"

Centre for Healthcare Redesign at the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation + University of Tasmania Graduate Certificate (Clinical Redesign) Program

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