Hunter Aged Care Achievement Awards
About the Awards
The inaugural Hunter Aged Care Achievement Awards
were launched in 2010 by CatholicCare Hunter-Manning
CEO Joseph McCarthy, to give the community, families, and aged care
organisations the opportunity to nominate staff and volunteers who
show a passion for the older person as part of their everyday work
and provide outstanding care.
The awards aim to recognise employees, trainees and volunteers
working in the aged care sector in the Newcastle, Maitland, Lake
Macquarie regions as well as the Hunter, Upper Hunter and Port
The awards were launched by CatholicCare, however they invited
all aged care providers from the region and the community to get on
board and nominate their staff, volunteers or someone they knew who
had provided outstanding care to either themselves or their
In April 2011, the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
transferred its aged care services (operated by CatholicCare) to
Little Company of Mary Health Care (LCMHC), for operation by
Calvary. The Hunter Aged Care Achievement Awards were also
transferred across to Calvary, to ensure every day heroes working
in aged care continued to be recognised year after year.
All information regarding the awards, nomination categories,
selection criteria, the judging process and nomination forms can be
found on the Hunter Aged Care Achievement Awards' website.
Thank you to the original sponsors who helped launch the Hunter
Aged Care Achievement Awards in 2010: The Newcastle Herald, Little
Green Frog, WHO Presentation and Printing, Quality Hotel Noah's on
the Beach, Hartmann and iCare. Without your support, the event
wouldn't have been possible.