The Doctor Nicholas Collins Fellowship
Dr Nicholas (Nick) Collins was a great educator, general practitioner, innovator and advocate for Hospital in the Home (HITH), patients and students from less fortunate backgrounds. He was passionate about access to high quality education and training.
Nick held several esteemed positions, one of which was the President of the Hospital in Home Society Australasia and University of Western Sydney lecturer. Nick was an integral member of the Australian general practice and HITH community and the general practice education and training arena.
Nick sadly passed away from a heart attack in August 2014.
In memory and in recognition of Nick’s dedication and commitment to HITH, Medical students and GP training, the HITH Society backed by a collaboration with industry leader Baxter Healthcare have established this Fellowship. This Fellowship is to recognise and assist the successful applicant to undertake research, policy development or a significant project. The successful applicant will share similar traits and will have a positive effect and ultimately benefit the HITH community.
This is the HITH Society’s peak award, with the recipient receiving a $10 000 cash prize.
2015 Winner – Angela Ellis, Wide Bay health Service, Bundaberg, Queensland
2016 Winner – Dr Laila Ibrahim, Paediatric Fellow, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
2017 Winner – Angela Burge, The Alfred Hospital and LaTrobe University, Melbourne
The Regal Home Health Scholarship 2018
HITH Nursing & Allied Health Scholarship
Regal Home Health, established in 1966, promotes Independence & Quality of Life at Home through the provision of experienced Regal Nurses delivering holistic care to people in their homes throughout the greater Sydney Metropolitan area.
Regal Home Health values the contribution that HITH professionals make and wishes to support this in the form of a $2,000 scholarship (or 2x $,1000) for recipients working in HITH services, towards education and/or research in this area.
Applications must be received at the HITH Society (Australasia) firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by the closing date prior to the annual conference. The closing date for applications is 19/10/18. The successful applicant will be awarded at the 2018 HITH Conference.
2016 Winners –
Pauline Dobson – Clinical Nurse Consultant, Immunology & Infectious Diseases Unit, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle
Jennifer Byrne – Nurse Unit Manager – Mater at Home – Mater Health Services, Brisbane
2017 Winner – Vanessa West – Bluecare Hospital in the Home, Townsville, Queensland
The Janis Coconis HITH Society Scholarship
Jan Coconis was one of the first nurses to join the HITH service at The Prince of Wales hospital in Sydney, Australia. During her career Jan co-authored many seminal papers on HITH and was a founding executive member of the HITH Society. Sadly Jan passed away in 2012. The HITH Society has established the Janis Coconis scholarship in recognition of Jan’s outstanding contribution over many years to the field of HITH in Australia. This scholarship is awarded to provide financial assistance to a registered nurse working within the HITH setting in Australia or New Zealand to attend the Australasian HITH society conference. The scholarship is worth up to $2000.
2016 Winner – Rachael Haldane – Nurse Maude Infusion Service, District Nursing, Christchurch, New Zealand
2017 Winner – Susan Samuels, Nepean/Blue Mountains Local Health District, NSW
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