Eye and Ear named Health Service of the Year


The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital has been named the Premier’s Large Health Service of the Year at the prestigious Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.

Minister for Health Jill Hennessy presented the hospital with the top award at the award ceremony on Thursday evening.

The awards, which are now in their 13th year, recognise examples of excellence, dedication and innovation in public healthcare.

Board Chair Dr Sherene Devanesen accepted the award on behalf of the Eye and Ear saying: “It has been a challenging, but rewarding year for the Eye and Ear hospital and I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to achieve.

“We have had some outstanding performance results, despite undergoing major site redevelopment works and a partial relocation of services at the end of last year. “

“Throughout it all there has been a consistent focus on continuing to provide high quality patient-centred care and improving the patient experience.”

Acting CEO Jenni Bliss added: “One of the most noticeable and often remarked upon features of the Eye and Ear is the warm and friendly attitude that everyone encounters. This is thanks to a great deal of hard work from our dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

“As a smaller, specialist hospital, being recognised in this category is a tremendous honour and I know all the team will be thrilled to receive this award.”

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About The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is Victoria’s leading provider of eye and ear health, integrating clinical care, research and education to optimise innovation and provide advanced treatments for vision and hearing loss. The Eye and Ear cares for around 250,000 patients a year. For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Hannah Adam

Media and Communications Coordinator

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

Phone: 0412 887 170


Nicola Edwards

Manager, Marketing and Communications

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

Phone: 0428 037 752