The Doctor Nicholas Collins Fellowship

Dr Nicholas (Nick) Collins was a great educator, general practitioner, innovator and advocate for Hospital in the Home (HITH), patients and students from less fortunate backgrounds. He was passionate about access to high quality education and training. 

Nick held several esteemed positions, one of which was the President of the Hospital in Home Society Australasia and University of Western Sydney lecturer. Nick was an integral member of the Australian general practice and HITH community and the general practice education and training arena.

Nick sadly passed away from a heart attack in August 2014.

In memory and in recognition of Nick’s dedication and commitment to HITH, Medical students and GP training, the HITH Society backed by a collaboration with industry leader Baxter Healthcare have established this Fellowship. This Fellowship is to recognise and assist the successful applicant to undertake research, policy development or a significant project. The successful applicant will share similar traits and will have a positive effect and ultimately benefit the HITH community. 

This is the HITH Society’s peak award, with the recipient receiving a $10 000 cash prize.

2015 Winner - Angela Ellis, Wide Bay health Service, Bundaberg, Queensland

2016 Winner - Dr Laila Ibrahim, Paediatric Fellow, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

2017 Winner - Angela Burge, The Alfred Hospital and LaTrobe University, Melbourne

2018 Winner - Dr Duncan Syme, Monash Health, Victoria

2019 Winner - Dr Penelope Bryant, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

2021 Winner - Dr Joanna Lawrence, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

The Janis Coconis HITH Society Scholarship

Jan Coconis was one of the first nurses to join the HITH service at The Prince of Wales hospital in Sydney, Australia. During her career Jan co-authored many seminal papers on HITH and was a founding executive member of the HITH Society. Sadly Jan passed away in 2012. The HITH Society has established the Janis Coconis scholarship in recognition of Jan’s outstanding contribution over many years to the field of HITH in Australia. This scholarship is awarded to provide financial assistance to a registered nurse working within the HITH setting in Australia or New Zealand to attend the Australasian HITH society conference. The scholarship is worth up to $2000.

2016 Winner 

Rachael Haldane - Nurse Maude Infusion Service, Christchurch, New Zealand

2017 Winner 

Susan Samuels, Nepean/Blue Mountains Local Health District, NSW

2018 Winners

Bev Hopper, Waitemata DHB, Auckland, NZ

Joanne Baker, Cairns HITH, Queensland

Past Scholarships

The Regal Home Health Scholarship 2019

Regal Home Health, established in 1966, promotes Independence & Quality of Life at Home through the provision of experienced Community Nursing, Allied Health & Case Management throughout the greater Sydney Metropolitan area.

Regal Home Health values the contribution that HITH professionals make and wishes to support this in the form of a $2,000 scholarship (or 2x $,1000) for recipients working in HITH services, towards education and/or research in this area.

Applications must be received at the HITH Society (Australasia)  by the due date prior to the annual conference. The closing date is 30 September 2019.  The successful applicant will be awarded at the 2019 HITH Conference.  

2019 Information and Application Form

2016 Winners 

Pauline Dobson - Immunology & Infectious Diseases Unit, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle   

Jennifer Byrne - Mater at Home - Mater Health Services, Brisbane

2017 Winner 

Vanessa West - Bluecare Hospital in the Home, Townsville, Queensland

2018 Winner

Rachael Sloane - Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, NSW

Research grants may also be available - see our research interest group page for more information.

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