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Eye and Ear named Health Service of the Year

October 27, 2017


The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital has been named the Premier’s Large Health Service of the Year at the prestigious Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.

As a smaller, specialist hospital, being recognised in this category is a tremendous honour and we are thrilled to have received this award.

Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley presented the awards which recognise examples of excellence, dedication and innovation in public healthcare.

Our Board Chair Dr Sherene Devanesen was at the ceremony to accept the award: "It has been a challenging, but rewarding year for the Eye and Ear hospital and I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to achieve.

"We have had some outstanding performance results, despite undergoing major site redevelopment works and a partial relocation of services at the end of last year."

"Throughout it all there has been a consistent focus on continuing to provide high quality patient-centred care and improving the patient experience."

Acting CEO Jenni Bliss added: “One of the most noticeable and often remarked upon features of the Eye and Ear is the warm and friendly attitude that everyone encounters. This is thanks to a great deal of hard work from our dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

"As a smaller, specialist hospital, being recognised in this category is a tremendous honour and I know all the team will be thrilled to receive this award."

The awards, which are now in their 13th year, were judged by 78 experts from across the health sector.

A full list of winners and finalists is available on the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards website.