(Includes free services and Environment, Energy and Green activities)
CRITERIA: This award recognises hospitals that engage the community including socially responsible practices (such as environmental protection, energy conservation); preventative health education and practical help; or other free services. More weight is given to how meaningful it is to the community it serves in terms of preventive health and/or free services.
(These are not the entry questions)
- To what extent does the project make a difference in the improvement of healthcare in the community it serves?
- The extent to which the hospital involves its management talent and expertise to improve healthcare in the community (as opposed to merely providing resources).
- Does it have significant results or outcomes? Are these measurable? Are there testimonials, awards or other support to show impact on improvement of hospital service?
- The extent the project is prevention oriented, and how well it will reduce or eliminate health care or other problems in the community. Will the benefits be long lasting and sustainable?
- Was the process and means by which the project was conducted adequate to meet its goals? Was the composition of the team about right? Were appropriate analysis tools used, or was it only a matter of throwing money at the problem?