Ray Hollings

The Ray Hollings Surgical Excellence Award aims to encourage and support consultant surgeons at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) to undertake quality improvement projects that support innovation, and improve service delivery and patient care.

Up to $10,000
will be offered each year to successful award recipients

Applicants must:

  • Hold a recognised specialist qualification in Surgery, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

  • Have a current clinical appointment within the RNSH and registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

  • Be affiliated with a surgical department within the Division of Surgery & Anaesthesia
    Note: this excludes ICU, Anaesthesia, Pain Management and Trauma Services)

  • Be an employee of RNSH for a minimum of 12 months at the closing date of applications

Successful award recipients will:

  • Submit a report (template to be provided) upon project completion or after 12 months, to outline the progress of the project, utilisation of funds and whether outcomes have been achieved¬†

  • Deliver a short presentation at the next annual Ray Hollings Award ceremony summarising aforementioned report

  • Agree to participate in any formal recognition events relating to the Award as requested by the SERT Institute (e.g. CE award events, honour board ceremony, multimedia promotion)

  • Agree to publication of any promotional events


  • The Award does not support individual or departmental professional development or education programs

  • Applications will only be accepted from Surgical Consultants

Applications will close at 5pm on Tuesday, 11 April 2023

Please contact the SERT Institute directly if you have any further questions or experience any technical difficulties at [email protected]

To see the full version of the Ray Hollings Surgical Excellence Award guidelines, please click here.

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