Dear friends & colleagues,
We are excited to announce that the CAA2021 Awards for Excellence are now open for entries.
We were sad that the 2020 season was not able to go ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we knew our member services and their people were too busy focusing on managing the pandemic and their responses to have time to focus on entering awards.
Yet we know that hardships and challenges such as those of this year can lead to progress and development, and we are thrilled to see what new and innovative programs the CAA2021 Awards for Excellence will bring.
Following from the successful introduction of the CAA Online Awards Platform, we are again welcoming you back to this easy to use platform.
We are looking forward to receiving your submissions and wish everyone good luck!
With kindest regards,
The 2021 Award categories are:
- Excellence in Patient Care (patient experience improvement or innovation)
- Excellence in Staff Development (education improvement or innovation)
- Excellence in Leadership (management practice and operational improvement and innovation)
- Excellence in Technology (innovation or capability)
- Excellence in Clinical Practice (innovation or capability)
- New Category - Excellence in Mental Health and Wellbeing (innovation or operational improvement)
3rd December 2020
Award submissions open
2nd April 2021
Award submissions close
12th April 2021
Judging period starts
7th May 2021
Judging period concludes
18th May 2021
16th July 2021
Winners announced at CAA Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner
To get you inspired and into submission writing mood, read about the CAA 2019 Star Award winner Ambulance Victoria’s Analytics Uplift Project in the latest FIRST by CAA magazine here.
Singapore's Response to COVID-19
Following great interest in this presenter's section at our August COVID-19 webinar, we decided to invite him back to share with us more in-depth how Singapore has and continues to handle the COVID-19 pandemic. An interesting listen not only from a strategical management point of view but also regarding infection control and weather conditions (as we get ready for the hot Australian summer), this webinar is one you will not want to miss.
Join us in welcoming back Adjunct Assistant Professor Ng Yih Yng, Lead, Digital and Smart Health Office, TTSH and Central Health to close off CAA’s 2020 Webinar Series.
Tuesday 15th December 11.30am AEDT
Dr. Ng Yih Yng is the Home Team Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore overseeing Healthcare policy for the government homeland security sector. He works with the Ministry of Health in the strategic development of prehospital emergency care services including the community training, emergency response and technology. Dr Ng developed Singapore’s first CPR/AED crowdsourcing app and implemented the world’s first national residential AED program in his previous role as the fire department CMO.