ACSA National Awards to recognise excellence in aged care

Release date: 31 Jul 2018

Outstanding care providers and dedicated aged care professionals around the country will have the opportunity to represent their State this September at ACSA’s National Awards to be held as part of ACSA’s National Summit from 3-5 of September in Sydney.

ACSA’s busy State awards season around the country has just capped off, recognising more than thirty talented individuals, organisations and initiatives for their work leading the aged care industry forward. Winners from each State will now represent their state at the National Awards presentation on September 5 at the ACSA National Summit.

“ACSA’s State awards recognise some of the wonderful people who commit themselves tirelessly day-in-day-out to the care of others,” said ACSA CEO Pat Sparrow. “Our industry is run on the strength of those selfless efforts. ACSA’s State-based awards are an important way of giving back some of the recognition they deserve.”

Recognition of outstanding achievement was recognised across six State-based award categories this year: Aged care Provider of the Year, Innovation in Service or Design, Volunteer of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Employee of the Year, and Trainee of the Year.

In his video message to award finalists Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt paid tribute to “ACSA’s outstanding leadership in the aged care sector,” while singling out for special mention those valued ACSA members who give tirelessly of their care and dedication to older Australians so deserving of quality care and respect:

“I congratulate all of the winners - whether achieved as an individual or as part of a team you should be very proud of the contribution you are making and the recognition you so richly deserve,” Minister Wyatt said in a video message to attendees.

“I also encourage everyone working in our world class aged care sector to look these winning case studies and to think about how you can go above and beyond. Exceptional work requires results not only in recognition from your peers but, most importantly, it makes life better for those who rely on your dedication and care - people who may not be as physically or mentally robust as they once were and deserve our kindness consideration and respect.”

CEO Pat Sparrow also extended ACSA’s warmest congratulations all those who have taken part, whether through nominating, attending or as nominee, finalist or winner– and recognised and thanked them for their generous service.

As the peak body representing church, charitable and community-based organisations providing accommodation and care services to older people, people with a disability and their carers, ACSA can be contacted for comment on issues affecting the industry.

Areas ACSA may provide media commentary on include:  

  • Aged care reforms
  • Residential aged care
  • Home care
  • Independent and retirement living
  • Housing for older Australians
  • Palliative care
  • The aged care workforce in Australia

 

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