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The Hon Kevin Andrews MP Minister for Ageing

KA173/2003 Wednesday June 11, 2003

MINISTER'S AGED CARE EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2003

THE search has begun across Australia to find the best leaders and innovators in the aged care sector with the launch of the Minister's Aged Care Excellence Awards 2003.

Mr Andrews said the awards were an ideal opportunity for the sector to promote its many achievements.

"These awards give the sector a chance to acknowledge excellence and innovation and reward such achievements," he said.

"They are an opportunity to display the many positive and outstanding examples of achievement, innovation and creativity in the sector. In particular, the Awards will seek out examples of innovation, commitment and professional growth.

"I encourage everyone in the aged care sector to participate."

Mr Andrews announced the categories for the 2003 Awards will be:

● Minister's Award for Excellence in the Aged Care Industry, Leadership and Management

● Minister's Award for Excellence in the Aged Care Industry, Training and Staff Development

(organisations) ● Minister's Award for Excellence in the Aged Care Industry, Professional Development

(individuals) ● Minister's Award for Excellence in the Aged Care Industry, Rising Star

The awards are open to individuals and organisations from Commonwealth funded aged care homes, Community Aged Care Package Providers and Extended Aged Care at Home Providers.

Nominations close on 15 August 2003 and winners will be announced in December 2003. For more information contact the Awards Secretariat on (02) 6285 2615 or (03) 9686 3460. Application forms are available from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing website at www.ageing.health.gov.au/acc/rescare/excellawd/index.htm.

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