22 Jul 2015
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated the district health boards (DHBs) which have taken home half of the annual public service awards, including the prestigious Prime Minister's award.
“It is great to see DHBs being recognised for their leading edge work,” says Dr Coleman.
“I would like to congratulate the team at Waitemata DHB for their award and the massive effort of Canterbury DHB which received four awards and the Prime Minister’s award.
“Behind each of these awards is a team of talented, passionate people who choose to work in health. They have dedicated themselves to providing outstanding public services for their communities.”
Organised by the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand, the annual Public Sector Excellence Awards recognise and reward outstanding performances and achievements in the New Zealand public sector.
The awards were presented at an event in Wellington last night.
This year the awards attracted 75 entries from a large range of organisations including government departments, DHBs, Crown agencies, local government and tertiary education organisations.
Details of the awards won by Waitemata and Canterbury DHB:
Waitemata DHB won The Justice Sector award for integrity and trust for a programme which measures performance against the organisation’s values through feedback from patients and visitors and uses these insights as a driver for change.
Canterbury DHB won four awards, including: