Awards


Above: Triple Academy Award winners at the International Academy for Design & Health gala - Peter Rophail from Blacktown Hospital, architect Don Garner and Chin Young from Jacobs, Marily Cintra for HARC and architect Arthur Collin from Jacobs

About our project                 

The multi-award-winning Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals (BMDH) Expansion Project in Sydney, Australia, is changing the way we care for our community with a major expansion of existing services to meet increasing demand, and the creation of new services to reduce the need to travel out of the area for treatment. 

The project began in 2012 and has now been recognised nationally and internationally for its iconic design, digital innovation, consumer and clinician engagement,  partnerships and communications.

BMDH Project has so far won 12 major awards, and been a runner-up or finalist in nine awards.

In total, the project has been honoured with 26 nominations to date, has presented nationally and internationally, and has hosted visits from more than 1,000 health professionals keen to experience our unique approach first-hand.


Get the printable version of our awards list here.
 

News

  • July 2017: NSW Health Infrastructure, Jacobs architects and HARC have together won three prestigious awards at the International Academy for Design & Health Awards in Vienna More
 

Awards in brief

We're flying the flag for innovation and change and we're proud to recognise the following nominations and awards for our project team.
To date, BMDH Project has been nominated for 26 awards and has so far won the following 12 major awards:
  • 2017 INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR DESIGN & HEALTH 12TH WORLD CONGRESS ACADEMY AWARD Best International Hospital Project under 40,000 square metres for Jacobs architects; Health Infrastructure (client).  
  • 2017 INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR DESIGN & HEALTH 12TH WORLD CONGRESS ACADEMY AWARD Best International Hospital Project under 40,000 square metres for Jacobs architects; Health Infrastructure (client).  
  • 2017 INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR DESIGN & HEALTH 12TH WORLD CONGRESS ACADEMY AWARD Best Interior Design for Jacobs architects; Health Infrastructure (client).  
  • 2016 NSW Health Award for Patients as Partners: Caring for our Carers
  • 2016 NSW Health Award for Peoples Choice at the NSW Health Symposium Festival of Contagious Ideas – Caring for our Carers, carer zones display.
  • 2016 NSW Health Awards Collaborative Leader of the Year Peter Rophail, for leadership of Stage 1 of the project
  • 2016 Ko Awatea International Excellence In Health Improvement Awards in Assuring Quality Of Healthcare Standards for Consumer Engagement in the Blacktown And Mount Druitt Hospitals Expansion Project
  • 2016 National Association Of Women In Construction (NAWIC) Master Builders Association of NSW and Clinton Recruitment Award for Team Innovation – Jacobs Architects
  • 2016  Joseph J Jacobs Regional Performance Excellence Award 2016 - Winners, Jacobs architects (international award)
  • 2016 WSLHD Quality In Healthcare Awards 2016, Arts & Health category for “Being And Belonging – how art transformed the new Blacktown Hospital regional dialysis centre”
  • 2015 Ko Awatea APAC Forum major poster award winner for “Nothing About Me Without Me”, consumer engagement in the BMDH Project (international award)
  • 2014 NSW Health Awards, Patients as Partners major awards category for “Building our Future Together” for community and consumer engagement in the BMDH Project
 
 

MORE ABOUT OUR WINNERS

OVERALL WINNER: INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR DESIGN & HEALTH 12TH WORLD CONGRESS ACADEMY AWARD, VIENNA 2017:
Best International Hospital Project under 40,000 square metres for Jacobs architects; Health Infrastructure (client).  

WINNER: INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR DESIGN & HEALTH 12TH WORLD CONGRESS ACADEMY AWARD, VIENNA 2017
Best International Hospital Project under 40,000 square metres for Jacobs architects; Health Infrastructure (client).  

WINNER: INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR DESIGN & HEALTH 12TH WORLD CONGRESS ACADEMY AWARD, VIENNA 2017
Best Interior Design for Jacobs architects; Health Infrastructure (client).  

WINNER: NSW HEALTH AWARDS 2016, PATIENTS AS PARTNERS
For Caring for our Carers, carer zones project to improve the hospital experience for patients and families by providing comfortable overnight beside accommodation
 
WINNER:  NSW HEALTH AWARDS 2016, COLLABORATIVE LEADER OF THE YEAR – PETER ROPHAIL
For outstanding collaborative leadership in Stage 1 of BMDH Project.
More http://www.bmdhproject.health.nsw.gov.au/News-and-Events/Latest-News/2016-October/Local-health-leader-honoured-in-awards
 
WINNER: NSW HEALTH SYMPOSIUM FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2016, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR CARING FOR OUR CARERS
More than 750 professional health delegates at the NSW Health Symposium 2016 vote for the outstanding project of their choice
 
WINNER: WSLHD QUALITY IN HEALTHCARE AWARDS 2016, ARTS & HEALTH FOR “BEING AND BELONGING”
Being and Belonging is an exciting, engaging, collaborative consumer-led arts project at the Regional Dialysis Centre at Blacktown Hospital. It directly encourages patients to get more involved in their healthcare and improve their quality of life by expressing their experience through art, and directly influencing their care environment. This award is now a finalist in the NSW Health awards 2016 (to be announced in late October 2016).
 
WINNER: KO AWATEA INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH IMPROVEMENT AWARDS 2016
Category: Assuring Quality of Healthcare Standards
Project: Consumer Engagement in the Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals Expansion Project
Nominee: WSLHD and Health Infrastructure
About this project: The Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH) Expansion Project’s consumer engagement program has won a prestigious Ko Awatea International Excellence in Health Improvement Awards at the APAC Forum. Ko Awatea showcases excellence in health improvement and celebrates best practice in delivering improved, high quality patient care locally, nationally and internationally.
 
WINNER: JOSPEH J JACOBS REGIONAL PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD, 2016
BMDH Project architects Jacobs have been honoured for their work on the Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals with a Joseph J. Jacobs Regional Performance Excellence Award. They were one of only two Australian teams, and only 38 internationally, to be recognised this year.
 
WINNER: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION AWARD 2016
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Awards recognise a group of women within a project team demonstrating a substantial contribution to a successful development in New South Wales within the construction industry.
Category: Master Builders Association of NSW and Clinton Recruitment Award for Team Innovation. Nominee: Jacobs, architects
 
WINNER: KO AWATEA APAC FORUM 2015 – GOLD MEDAL AWARD FOR POSTER CATEGORY
For Co-design: expand your universe: “Nothing About Me Without Me” - The Blacktown & Mount Druitt Hospitals Expansion Project experience, Coralie Wales – Western Sydney Local Health District
 
WINNER: NSW HEALTH AWARDS 2014 - MAJOR AWARDS, PATIENTS AS PARTNERS CATEGORY
For “Building our Future Together”, the program of community and consumer engagement undertaken by the BMDH Project is recognised as a best practice example for partnering with consumers on a capital works project. See the entry
 
 

RUNNER-UP AWARDS

  • RUNNER UP: NSW HEALTH AWARDS, ARTS & HEALTH CATEGORY, 2016 For “Being And Belonging – how art transformed the new Blacktown Hospital regional dialysis centre”
  • RUNNER-UP: KO AWATEA APAC FORUM POSTER COMPETITION, 2016 Stay With Me - Blacktown Hospital Carer Zones As part of Blacktown Hospital’s Expansion Project, 40 unique carer zones were commissioned in single rooms across the new facility. These carer zones were created directly in response to consumer feedback to provide comfortable accommodation for carers staying overnight with patients.
  • RUNNER-UP: NSW HEALTH AWARDS, ARTS AND HEALTH AWARD, 2015 For “The Many Colours of Blacktown and Mount Druitt” arts and cultural plan.
  • RUNNER-UP: NSW HEALTH AWARDS, LOCAL SOLUTIONS AWARD, 2015 For Paper-Lite – Implementation of anywhere, anytime, electronic medical records at Blacktown Hospital
 

FINALIST

  • FINALIST: WSLDH QUALITY IN HEALTHCARE AWARDS, 2016 The Many Colours of Blacktown and Mount Druitt” arts program
  • FINALIST: WSLHD QUALITY IN HEALTHCARE AWARDS, 2016 for 6S Lean Storerooms, War on Waste
  • FINALIST: KO AWATEA APAC FORUM POSTER COMPETITION, 2016 Being and Belonging - how art and storytelling transformed the experience of renal dialysis. Being and Belonging is an exciting, engaging, collaborative consumer-led arts project at the Regional Dialysis Centre at Blacktown Hospital. It directly encourages patients to get more involved in their healthcare and improve their quality of life by expressing their experience through art, and directly influencing their care environment.
  • FINALIST: KO AWATEA APAC FORUM POSTER COMPETITION, 2016 for Blacktown 6S LEAN Store Rooms A War on Waste initiative from staff within Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) to reduce waste and duplication, with the expansion of Blacktown Hospital providing a unique opportunity to redesign and standardise inpatient storerooms.
  • FINALIST: DULUX COLOUR AWARD, 2016 Jacobs (architects) for BMDH Project Clinical Services Building at Blacktown Hospital.
 
 

NOMINEES

  • NOMINEE: PETER ROPHAIL, AIM LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARDS (ALEAS), 2016 The AIM Leadership Excellence Awards (ALEAs) is the peak national awards ceremony that recognises and celebrates Australia’s most outstanding leaders and managers. The awards showcase individual stars who have made significant impacts and contributions to their community and organisations. Nominee: Peter Rophail, BMDH Project (WSLHD)
  • NOMINEE: MATTHEW TADORIAN, PREMIER'S AWARDS 2016  ANTHEA KERR AWARD NOMINEE The award seeks to recognise future public sector leaders and will be awarded to people who exhibit in their work a deep commitment to public sector values and identified leadership potential – attributes that Anthea exemplified throughout her working life. As this is an award for young, emerging leaders.
  • NOMINEE: PREMIER’S AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE – IMPROVING SERVICE LEVELS IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS for “Check This Out: How Q-Flow digital check-in kiosks transformed outpatient clinics at Blacktown Hospital”
  • NOMINEE: PREMIER’S AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE – IMPROVING SERVICE LEVELS IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS for “Last Night I Slept In A Bed: How carer zones transformed the inpatient experience of hospital”
  • NOMINEE: THINK BRICK AWARDS 2016 KEVIN BORLAND MASONRY AWARD This award celebrates excellence in architecture. Nominee: Jacobs, BMDH Project architects.
 
 
 

WE BELONG

Marj - consumer

Consumers Marj, Ken, Greg and Judith talk about consumer engagement project - APAC Forum 2016 award winner

See the winning video

NSW Health Awards Special Update

See the 2016 NSW Health Awards Special Update to find out what we won, and why!

THE WHOLE PLACE IS ALIVE

Consumer Ken

We asked consumer rep Ken how the arts and culture projects changed our hospital. "The arts program here is really about a lot of people getting involved in it… all sections of the community - more than 500 people were involved and it's come together beautifully - everything just has colour. There's colour everywhere, and it changes. You walk through the place and there are photographs coming up on the screens and there are artworks and there's sculptures and it's alive… the whole place is alive." Our art project is part of the APAC Forum: Exploring New Frontiers consumer engagement award finalist entry. Thanks Ko Awatea for recognising the importance of community engagement, and the positive impact of art and culture.

More about our arts program

PAPER-LITE

Our Paper-Lite program was recognised in the 2015 NSW Health Awards for innovation and excellence.

See the video