PARENTERAL NUTRITION DOWN UNDER

Parenteral Nutrition Down Under

PNDU Annual Awards

Lifetime Membership Award

Life Membership and induction into the PNDU Roll of Honour is a special award for any member who, as an HPN consumer, parent or carer, has given their time “over and above” for PNDU. It is the highest accolade that the group can bestow as a token of appreciation for the individual’s exceptional contribution to development and growth of the group’s support for people on HPN. As a general principle just being a member of the Management Committee (MC), for example, will not necessarily be sufficient and self-nominations are not permitted.


Nominations for the Roll of Honour should ideally be with the permission of the nominee and include background information such as primary diagnosis, number of years on HPN and reasons for nominating the person. Submissions to the Honorary Secretary should be by 15th October for consideration and bestowal around October/November each year.


The award will not necessarily be restricted to one per annum and will not necessarily be awarded if, in the opinion of the MC, no suitable candidate is proposed. 


PNDU Professional Awards

The PNDU Professional Awards will be awarded annually by the Management Committee (MC) to increase visibility/credibility of PNDU and to be seen to be recognising positive efforts by health professionals and industry to provide good quality service to consumers.


Nominations under the following categories can be made by any full member of PNDU:


  • Adult Parenteral Nutrition Professional of the Year: who has gone above and beyond what is expected of them in their day-to-day role. This could include taking on additional duties, running a special project or charitable work related to IF and/or HPN
  • Paediatric Parenteral Nutrition Professional of the Year: a paediatric nutrition professional who has gone above and beyond what is expected of them in their day-to-day role. This could include taking on additional duties, running a special project or charitable work related to IF and/or HPN
  • Commitment to Patient Care - Company Employee of the Year: in recognition of an individual company employee who has shown exceptional dedication and compassion above and beyond their day-to-day role. This could include taking on additional duties, providing excellent service or charitable work in support of PNDU members
  • Outstanding Achievement Award: a prestigious award to an individual/group/body who has made an outstanding contribution to IF/HPN throughout their time working within the field. This could include someone who has published key HPN-related research papers, developed a new product or educational service to help improve the health and quality of life for HPN consumers.


Roll of Honour

Winners of the PNDU Lifetime Membership Award:

2016:  Karen

2015:  Jodee

2014 inaugural winners:  Brenda, Jacqueline, Prof Gil Hardy


Winners of the PNDU Professional Awards:

2016 winners:
  • Adult PN Professional of the Year: Declan Gibney, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
  • Company Employee of the Year: Di Chang, Home Support Services, Queensland
2015 winners:

2014 inaugural winners:

  • Outstanding Achievement Award: Bev Haynes (retired), Baxter Healthcare, Sydney
  • Adult PN Professional of the Year: Kath Angstmann, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
    • Adult PN – Highly Commended: Dr Vic Duncombe, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
  • Paediatric PN Professional of the Year: Karyn Sanson, Starship Auckland
  • Company Employee of the Year: Anna Dionisio, Baxter Healthcare, Melbourne