Each year the Medical Education Unit (MEU) and the Mackay Institute of Research & Innovation (MIRI) honour the energy, expertise and dedication of extraordinary individuals and teams across the Mackay Hospital and Health Service (MHHS).
This year saw the MEU, MIRI and James Cook University (JCU) come together to deliver the awards in a very special Grand Rounds event honouring those nominated across the leadership, teaching and research categories.
Dr David Farlow, Executive Director Research and Innovation said an event like this shows how far we have come to achieve a wonderful integration of the work across education, research and innovation at the MHHS.
“This event really is a wonderful way to showcase the great bodies of work that are being achieved across our health service,” said Dr Farlow.
“We had over 20 nominations for the individual awards and 16 poster entries which is quite pleasing because while we are a smaller health service what we lack in size, we make up in passion”.
The event also gave the opportunity for the year six medical students with JCU to celebrate the end of year and while they were not in contention for awards, two students were honoured and invited to present to the audience, which included esteemed guests Dr Eddy Strivens and Professor Andrew Mallett from Cairns and Townsville Hospital and Health Services.
The North Queensland Regional Training Hub (NQRTH) have been a great supporter of the fortnightly Grand Rounds this year and continued their support providing the monetary prizes for each of the excellence categories.
The Excellence in Leadership, Teaching and Research Awards are a platform for peers to recognise one another, celebrating their achievements and significant contributions to our organisation.