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Awards night celebrates Austin's commitment to clinical education

29 November 2019

The biggest ever audience was on hand to see the 2019 Austin Health Clinical Education Awards handed out last night.

"The Education Awards evening is all about recognising the commitment of our educators, supervisors and preceptors who are fundamental in achieving the incredible culture and standard Austin Health has set in the education and training of our students and staff," Rob LoPresti, Director Clinical Education Unit, said.

"We had almost 2250 students further their education with us this year and we continue to see amazing results.

"Not only did we achieve record numbers, the positive clinical experience of our Medical, Allied Health and Nursing students was reflected in our Student Placement Experience Survey that showed an overall satisfaction rate of over 90% on average for all student placements.

"I was also proud of this year's People Matter's Survey results related to Education and Learning. These results reinforced the emphasis our staff place on Education and Learning with Austin Health's rating for this category significantly higher than the state average for Victorian healthcare organisations," Rob said.

CEO, Sue Shilbury, said Clinical Education Awards night was a terrific acknowledgement of the Austin Health's commitment to education.

"It was wonderful to see so many people at last night's event," she said.

"I remember being told many years ago that when you teach something you learn it twice, and the culture of support and teaching at Austin Health is something we can be very proud of.

"The collaboration and multidisciplinary approach to education across our organisation has been built up over a number of years and the buzz in the room last night at this year's Awards just shows how much this means to our staff," Sue said.

Almost 50 Allied Health, Medical and Nursing staff were recognised for their achievements and contribution at the 2019 Clinical Education Awards.

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