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Celebrating our Premier's Award finalists

District's staff recognised in NSW Premier's Awards.

Four staff proudly pose for a photo on the street.
SydneyConnect Image: The staff behind the Boarding House Outreach Project

The achievements of Sydney Local Health District staff have been recognised, with the naming of the finalists in the 2022 NSW Premier's Awards.

The Awards celebrate excellence in the delivery of public services to the NSW community by the public sector, not-for-profit organisations and private businesses.

The District is a finalist in the Securing Justice and Opportunity for Vulnerable People category, which focuses on delivering improved social outcomes for the most vulnerable, and equality of opportunity for people across NSW.

The Boarding House Outreach Project has been recognised for its work promoting support and in-reach services for boarding house residents.

The project team visited more than 250 boarding houses and this has resulted in a better understanding of the healthcare needs of residents in the 400-plus boarding houses in the District, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Innovative responses were implemented to manage outbreaks in boarding houses, COVID-19 vaccinations were provided and accommodation secured for many homeless people.

The project was delivered by the District's Program Director of Homelessness Paul Clenaghan, Project Manager Jude Page, Social Worker Cecilia Correy and Nicole Lynch from the District's Flying Squad (pictured), under the leadership of the Clinical Services Integration and Population Health Department.

The project is run in partnership with the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Central and Eastern Primary Health Network, Department of Communities and Justice, Inner West Council and City of Sydney.

"I'd like to congratulate the District's finalist in the 2022 NSW Premier's Awards. Being named as a finalist is a well-deserved acknowledgement of everyone's hard work, commitment and resilience during our response to the COVID-19 pandemic," Dr Teresa Anderson, the District's Chief Executive, said.

There are six finalists in the award category, with the winners to be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 29 November.