In early January 2016, applications will be forwarded to the relevant Co-ordinators.
Applications will then be shortlisted (January 2016) by the Co-ordinator (in the relevant area), CHO personnel (in the relevant area), and Hospital Group personnel (in the relevant area). The shortlisting will be based on the application submitted.
Approval from the Project Sponsor / Manager in each Delivery Unit is required to validate the authenticity of the existence of the project on which an application is being made.
The projects shortlisted for the Presentation to the Selection Panel will meet the Panel in early 2016 (allowing the team / groups time to prepare their presentation). On the day, 6 projects will be announced as having qualified for the Health Service Excellence Awards Final 2016 event to be held in April 2016.
The Overall Winner will be selected by the Selection Panel and announced at the Health Service Excellence Awards Final event. In addition there will be a Popular Choice Award which will be decided by a special online voting poll. Staff will be encouraged to vote for the project of their choice. The finalists will also be profiled at the DG Masterclass in May 2016.
National Selection Panel
The members of the National Selection Panel are to be confirmed. The Panel will appoint a chairperson by agreement.