PNDU Awards

PNDU Awards are a way of recognising the great work of members in their efforts for PNDU, as well as health professionals and industry in their dedication to providing high quality care for those living with Home Parenteral Nutrition in Australia and New Zealand.

Any PNDU member can nominate (please go to PNDU Award Nominations page).  The winners are announced at PNDU’s Annual General Meeting in mid-August.  See below for our Roll of Honour.

Please note, in view of PNDU’s 10th Birthday celebrations in 2019, and as part of that, the recognition of the great work of HPN hospital care teams of all PNDU HPN members by way of Certificates of Appreciation, PNDU Awards will not be held in 2019.  We look forward to holding PNDU Awards again in 2020.

Lifetime Membership Award

Life Membership is a special award for any member who, as an HPN consumer, parent or carer, has given their time “over and above” for PNDU. It is the highest accolade that the group can bestow as a token of appreciation for the individual’s exceptional contribution to development and growth of the group’s support for people on HPN.

PNDU Professional Awards

The PNDU Professional Awards are a recognition of positive efforts by health professionals and industry to provide good quality service to HPN consumers in Australia and New Zealand.  There are four categories:

  • Adult Parenteral Nutrition Professional of the Year: a nutrition professional who has gone above and beyond what is expected of them in their day-to-day role. This could include taking on additional duties, running a special project or charitable work related to IF and/or HPN.
  • Paediatric Parenteral Nutrition Professional of the Year: a paediatric nutrition professional who has gone above and beyond what is expected of them in their day-to-day role. This could include taking on additional duties, running a special project or charitable work related to IF and/or HPN.
  • Commitment to Patient Care – Company Employee of the Year: in recognition of an individual company employee who has shown exceptional dedication and compassion above and beyond their day-to-day role. This could include taking on additional duties, providing excellent service or charitable work in support of PNDU members.
  • Outstanding Achievement Award: a prestigious award to an individual/group/body who has made an outstanding contribution to IF/HPN throughout their time working within the field. This could include someone who has published key HPN-related research papers, developed a new product or educational service to help improve the health and quality of life for HPN consumers.

2019 Awards

Due to PNDU’s 10th Birthday celebrations in 2019, and as part of that, the recognition of the great work of HPN hospital care teams of all PNDU HPN members by way of Certificates of Appreciation, PNDU Awards were not held in 2019.  

2018 Winners

PNDU Professional Awards

Outstanding Achievement Award:   Dr Andrew Holt, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide Adult PN Professional of the Year:   Francine Tanner, Austin Hospital, Melbourne Paediatric PN Professional of the Year:  Gai Lovell, HNE Kids Health, Newcastle, NSW Commitment to Patient Care – Company Employee of the Year:  Mary Dillon, Baxter Healthcare, Melbourne

2017 Winners

PNDU Lifetime Membership Award

Gillian Miranda

Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof Gil Hardy

PNDU Professional Awards

Outstanding Achievement Award:  Kath Angstmann, Royal North Shore, Sydney Adult PN Professional of the Year:   Azmat Ali, Princess Alexandria Hospital, Brisbane Paediatric PN Professional of the Year:  Katie Howard, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane Commitment to Patient Care – Company Employee of the Year:  Caroline Moussan, Baxter Healthcare, Sydney

2016 Winners

PNDU Lifetime Membership Award

Karen

PNDU Professional Awards

Adult PN Professional of the Year: Declan Gibney, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Company Employee of the Year: Di Chang, Home Support Services, Queensland

2015 Winners

PNDU Lifetime Membership Award

Jodee

PNDU Professional Awards

Outstanding Achievement Award: Professor Ross Smith, Sydney Adult PN Professional of the Year: Suzie Daniells, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Paediatric PN Professional of the Year: Merran Spargo, Westmead Childrens Hospital, Sydney Company Employee of the Year: Dimi Chrisafis, Baxter Healthcare, Sydney

2014 Winners

PNDU Lifetime Membership Award

Brenda, Jacqueline, Prof Gil Hardy

PNDU Professional Awards

Outstanding Achievement Award: Bev Haynes (retired), Baxter Healthcare, Sydney Adult PN Professional of the Year: Kath Angstmann, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney Adult PN – Highly Commended: Dr Vic Duncombe, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Paediatric PN Professional of the Year: Karyn Sanson, Starship Auckland Company Employee of the Year: Anna Dionisio, Baxter Healthcare, Melbourne