An evening of celebration at the 2019 Annual AH+ Awards

October 17, 2019


On Friday 11th October, approximately 200 guests joined AH+ CEO, Staff and Board members to celebrate the outstanding achievement and the hard work that has been carried out by our Practice Network during the 2018-2019 year.


We welcomed VIP members including Keriana Brooking, Fepulea’i Margie Apa, Ministers and their wives from the Samoan and Tongan HVAZ churches, our sponsors the Royal College of General Practice New Zealand and the Pacific Nursing Section of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Pacific Providers and last but certainly not least, our wonderful Practice Network.


A HUGE congratulations to the 30 practices that walked away with top awards, and to all of the practices that received special acknowledgement for their outstanding performance.  The Awards were separated into four areas; Ministry of Health Target Awards, AH+ Equity Awards, AH+ Systems and Models of Care Awards and the AH+ Innovation Awards. The AH+ Innovation Awards require practices to self-nominate within the areas of our four strategic goals and submissions are judged by an external, independent panel of judges.


A full list of award winners can be found at the end of this article.


A special ‘thank you’ to our inspiring guest speaker, Anae Dr Neru Leavasa, Clinical Director of The Waiting Room Telehealth Service and GP at Bader Drive Doctors.


In the spirit of giving and gifting, guests were treated to entertainment, in the form of a surprise performance by ‘The Fine Mats’ - a dance troupe comprised of the AH+ team. AH+ staff are a diverse fusion of cultures from Tonga, India, Niue, Cook Islands, China, Fiji, Samoa, Scotland, the Channel Islands, America and Aotearoa woven together to create the Alliance Health Plus team. As such, the performance blended a variety of short traditional dances into one memorable routine which can be viewed below.


You can browse photos from the evening through the link below. You also have the option to download images by clicking on the down facing-arrow in the bottom right-hand corner of the image.
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View 'The Fine Mats'  - AH+ Staff Dance Performance below:







1. Achieving 90% Smoking Brief Advice for the 2018-2019 year: Caring Clinic (97%)
Acknowledgements: Bishop Medical Centre, Dr Magan’s Surgery, Flat Bush Medical Centre, Hong Kong Surgery, Sandhu Doctors


2, Highest completion rate of CVDRA across the 2018-19 year: Southpoint Family Doctors (100%)
Acknowledgements: Queen Street Medical Centre, Hall Ave Medical Centre, Fellbrook Medical Centre,  South Seas Healthcare, Bishop Medical Centre, Pukekohe South Doctors Ltd, Rosebank Road Medical Services, Alliance Family Healthcare Otahuhu, Hong Kong Surgery, Rosehill Christian Medical Centre, The Airport Doctors, Wood Street Doctors, Avondale Family Health Centre, Otahuhu Family Medical Centre, Victoria Park Medical Suites, Tongan Health Society, Dr Magan’s Surgery, Greenstone Family Clinic


3. Highest completion rate of DARs across the 2018-19 year: Hall Ave Medical Centre (94%) Acknowledgements:  Fellbrook Medical Centre, Hong Kong Surgery, Southpoint Family Doctors