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Celebrating excellence in health



Celebrating excellence in health


Fyles, Natasha Kate

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Australian Labor Party


Media Releases for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020; Media Releases; ParliamentNT




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Health services; Awards

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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and approximately 100 people attended. In 2016 the event was attended by approximately 700 people. The major benefits of this event have been networking with like agencies, promoting ongoing local relationships, a broader knowledge of what each agency does and how they operate, this allows the mental health service community to streamline services for the benefit of our mutual clients. Chief Executive Everyday Hero Stephen Long, DoH Stephen Long's service to the Northern Territory Government commenced on the 20 May 1981. On the 1 February 1992, Stephen commenced providing an essential internal courier service for the Department in the Greater Darwin region. In delivering essential information, equipment and supplies to various offices across the Darwin and Palmerston, it is Stephen's infectious smile and friendly outlook that has made him one of the most memorable characters around town. Just as his strong devotion to his family, football and fishing is well known, Stephens loyalty to his job is also reflected in over 36 years of service to the Government. Leader of the Year Jeanette Smith, TEHS Jeanette Smith has been the District Manager in Prison Health & Police Watch house for nearly three years. During this time in Prison health, she has focused on building a strong capable team who deliver high quality care. She has refined the focus of the team in Prison Health and Youth Detention to function in a similar manner to nurses working in remote Primary health care. Jeanette constantly reviews the service delivery in collaboration with staff to identify service improvements while spends much time developing networks and collaborative partnerships with NT Health and non-government health professionals, aiming to maximise the use of telehealth consultations and in reach visits to Prison health. Staff are proud of the care they provide in these challenging circumstances, with some of the best outcomes in the Top End achieved by this team, outcomes due in very large measure to the skill and dedication of Jeanette Smith. Emerging Leader of the Year Dr Marco Briceno, TEHS Dr Marco Briceno provides strategic leadership and oversight of operational activity across multiple disciplines in East Arnhem Region. Dr Briceno developed from a Senior Clinician and resident surgeon, to Director of Medical Services of a remote Hospital to now leading the Regional Medical workforce for all of East Arnhem Region. His responsibility reaches across an acute care hospital to now include the diverse portfolio of Primary Health Care medicine. Dr Briceno plays a pivotal role in engaging frontline clinicians to help create a culture of high performance and ongoing improvement in health service delivery. He exemplifies the value of clinical leadership with action and maintains high clinical governance standards. A respected an astute clinician Marco keeps up to date with patient care whilst carrying out his other management and business administrative responsibilities admirably. Dr Briceno is a strong patient advocate for patient safety and creating a culture of zero harm and makes it his business to foster effective and harmonious relationships with the overall workforce to the benefits of patients and staff alike. High Performing Team Primary Health Care Child Health Team, CAHS