Awards : Celebrating excellence and innovation

Award Winning Organisation – 2014 Awards

Highly Commended for Excellence in Service Provision

GLCH received a Highly Commended certificate at the 2014 Victorian Public Health Care Awards for their submission ’10 years swimming upstream’. The submission detailed how an opportunity to work with Bung Yarnda Childcare at the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust delivering a swimming program evolved into enhanced social connectedness, improved community relationships and cultural change. It also provided unexpected outcomes like increased employment opportunities for Aboriginal people as health workers and the development of many paediatric allied health services for the whole community.

Award for Local Excellence

GLCH took out the top prize in the health and community sector at this year’s Office National East Gippsland Business Awards. Held in October 2014, the awards are run by Business and Tourism East Gippsland and recognise businesses and business people for their contribution to the region.

Arts and Health Australia Award for Excellence

‘Arts and Health in Regional and Rural Australia and Health Promotion’ For work promoting health initiatives in the East Gippsland region through Health Promotion.

Victorian Public Healthcare Award for Healthcare Innovation

‘Excellence in Service Provision’ For work around early intervention paediatric allied health services via the Active Lorikeets program.

Victorian Rural Health Awards

‘Aboriginal Health Award’ For outstanding service to regional and rural communities by Dr Elisabeth Wearne.

Past Awards

2012 Awards

Victorian Healthcare Association Awards – FINALIST

For development of the Home and Community Care traineeship, in partnership with Advance TAFE.

Victorian Healthcare Association Awards – HIGHLY COMMENDED

For strategic development of Allied Health Assistant Workforce Monash University Health Promotion Conference ‘Best Poster Presentation Award’

Allied Health Assistant Victorian Conference

‘Best Presentation at Conference Award’

2011 Awards

Victorian Healthcare Association Awards – HIGHLY COMMENDED

For traineeships working together to meet skill shortages in the rural context

East Gippsland Business Awards – FINALIST

Personal & Other Services

2010 Awards

Premier’s Community Volunteering Award – NOMINATED

Volunteer Project

2009 Awards

Victorian Public Healthcare Awards

‘Secretary’s Award’ for Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Victoria

2008 Awards

Gippsland Regional Managers Forum

‘Health Service for Supporting Aboriginal Community Award’

Victorian Public Healthcare Awards

Premier’s Award for Excellence in Tackling Chronic Disease and Improving Public Health

Community Service and Health Industry Training Awards

‘Employer Achievement in Creating a Learning Culture’

2007 Awards

VicHealth Awards

‘Projects Primarily Promoting Physical Activity with a Budget over $75,000’

2006 Awards

Victorian Public Healthcare Awards

‘Premier’s Award for Public Health Service of the Year’

Victorian Public Healthcare Awards

‘Excellence in Prevention and Early Intervention’, Koori Bubs Swim program