Winners announced for 2021 HESTA Excellence Awards

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The eight winners of the 2021 HESTA Excellence Awards were announced in a virtual celebration of Australia’s top organisations and teams working across allied health, aged care, community and disability services.


Professionals were recognised for achievements including reducing ear disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, bringing together aged care residents, chefs and gardening teams as part of an innovative gardening and hospitality program, and teaching film studies to people with intellectual disabilities and from marginalised communities.


“My congratulations to this year’s extraordinary winners and finalists. I am incredibly humbled by the innovation and dedication they have shown in caring for their communities during such challenging times,” HESTA CEO Debby Blakey said.


“Their contributions have made, and will continue to make, a positive and long-lasting difference to health outcomes for Australians. It’s a great honour for the HESTA team to help recognise the critical work they do every day.”


Each winner took home $7500, made possible with the generous support of HESTA Awards supporter ME – the bank for you, to be used for further education or service or product development.


“Congratulations to these deserving winners, whose passion for service often sees them helping our community’s most disadvantaged,” ME CEO Adam Crane said. “ME is pleased to recognise their incredible achievements today.”


For more information on the Awards program and 2021 winners, visit hestaawards.com.au


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