Excellence Awards Winners & Rosemary Pirie Award

It is with great pleasure that we are able to now publicise the National Excellence Awards winners and the Rosemary Pirie Award winners announced at the National Conference in Melbourne.

With around 80 people across Australia vying for the pinnacle of the IHHC Awards Scheme to win a National Award Category or the Rosemary Pirie OAM award, competition was tough. The awards were instituted to shine a spotlight on excellence and dedication to food & operational services.

National Category Award Winners

IHHC National Leadership award (male winner): John Boland – Institute of Hospitality in Healthcare – South Australia

IHHC National Leadership award (female winner): Noeleen Xerri, Epworth Hospital – Victoria

IHHC National Brightest Star award: Parween Ramsahye, Catholic Homes – Western Australia

IHHC National Values in Action / Exceptional Customer Service award:  Sarah Fryer, Japara Aged Care – Victoria

IHHC Project of the Year award: Room Service Department, Epworth Hospital – Richmond – Victoria

Rosemary Pirie Award Winners

This year, judges for the Rosemary Pirie award decided it was in the best interest of the award, and in the “spirit of Rosemary Pirie OAM”, to promote the award and also encourage individuals and organisations to be part of the awards scheme in the future, there would be two winners for that prestigious award. Those winners for 2019 are:

Rosemary Pirie OAM (individual award): Sarah Fryer, Japara Aged Care – Victoria

Rosemary Pirie OAM (organisation award): Room Service Department, Epworth Hospital – Richmond – Victoria

On behalf of the IHHC National board of directors, I’d like to congratulate all of the winners, entrants and everyone who works in our industry. You all go over and above in your day to day work & you are all winners!!

For those of you who attended the IHHC National conference, you will have noticed large posters on display with all the National award nominations on display. For those of you who missed reading those, a PDF copy of those posters are available for download by clicking the button below.

The awards scheme will be back again next year - with the QLD / NSW awards open for nominations on Monday 7 October 2019 and all other state awards schemes opening mid-2020.

Full details of all the winners, and interviews with them after winning their awards, will be published in the IHHC National Magazine September edition which will be distributed soon.

Thank you for your interest and commitment to the IHHC Excellence awards this year and we look forward to your involvement again next year.


Download Awards Posters