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Cabrini named a finalist in the Health Minister's new award

Date: 07/11/2013

Cabrini is one of three finalists in the Minister’s Award for Private Hospital Excellence: Cabrini’s award entry about our neuro-oncology service is a finalist together with Brunswick Private and North Melbourne Dialysis Clinic.

Cabrini is the only private health service providing specialist, multidisciplinary neuro-oncology services from diagnosis to bereavement: currently 65 patients who have primary, malignant brain tumours and complex needs are receiving care under the program.

The Minister’s Award for Private Hospital Excellence is a new category in the 2013 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. The winner of the award will be announced at a presentation on Wednesday 20 November in Melbourne.

The new Minister’s Award for Private Hospital Excellence recognises organisational innovations or improvements that result in: better engagement and involvement of patients in their own care improved patient experience quality improvement initiatives that raise the standard of care and promote a culture of quality and safety

Cabrini is grateful to Peter Cook and his family who provided a patient case study for inclusion with the award entry.

More information about Cabrini’s neuro-oncology service and Peter Cook’s story is available in the September 2013 edition of CONNECT magazine, click to open 

About Cabrini

Cabrini is a Catholic, private, not-for-profit health service. Founded in 1948 in Melbourne, it is owned by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It has 4056 staff, 190 volunteers, 1200 specialist doctors and 832 inpatient beds. Our services span aged care, cancer care, cardiac services, children’s care, emergency medicine, health promotion, home- and community-based care maternity services, palliative care, rehabilitation, research and education.

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