The NZACA promotes excellence amongst its member homes that are situated throughout New Zealand


2019 NZACA/EBOS Healthcare
Excellence in Care Awards

Entries into the 2019 NZACA/EBOS Healthcare Excellence in Care Awards are now open.

Aged residential care providers in New Zealand deliver services to over 34,000 elderly New Zealanders and their families every year. Often, examples of excellence in this core health service are overlooked or go largely unrecognised outside the immediate community.

In 2007, the NZACA (formerly HealthCare Providers NZ) created awards for excellence in aged residential care. These prestigious awards recognised the continuous pursuit of excellence by aged residential care facilities and their staff. These awards recognise excellence in two categories: the first being that of a care facility or a particular aspect of running a care facility, and the second being individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the lives of the people they care for and those they work with.

The awards are open to all financial members of the NZACA. Judging is carried out by independent panels, and winners will be showcased at the NZACA National Conference in Wellington in October.

Entries into these awards must be received by Wednesday, 28 August 2019.

Awards structure

Overall Winner

EBOSEBOS Healthcare Overall Excellence in Aged Care Award

Care facility categories

Bidfood awardBidfood Excellence in Food Award for Care Homes and Hospitals

InvacareInvacare Small Operator Industry Award

medimapMedi-Map Community Connections Award

arjo awardArjo Training and Staff Development Award

QPSQPS Benchmarking Innovative Delivery Award

 jackson van interiorsJackson Van Interiors Built and Grown Environment Award

Individual categories

leecare awardLeecare Solutions Stand-out Individual Award

 VCareVCare Legendary Service to the Aged Residential Care Sector Award

Information booklet

Full details on the awards, each category, judging criteria and entry forms can be found in the information booklet.

Entry forms

There are separate entry forms for each of the categories. Please select the correct entry form below for the award you wish to enter.

Note, you can save the forms to your computer and type your entry in each of the boxes.

Care facility categories entry form

Individual categories entry form

Closing date

All entries into these awards must be receive by NZACA National Office by 5 pm Wednesday, 28 August 2019.


Please contact June Murugan, Events and marketing specialist, NZACA should you have any questions about these awards.


The more members and support the NZACA has, the stronger our collective voice and the more influence we have.

  • We lobby government to shape policies and create an environment that helps our members provide outstanding quality care.
  • We provide leadership on issues that impact on the success of our members, including the sector’s defence of the Equal Pay Case currently before the courts.
  • We deliver an exciting annual conference, trade exhibition and awards programme, providing members with access to new ideas, information, networking events and a forum to discuss challenges and opportunities.

Our Structure


Our Chief Executive is Simon Wallace. Click here to read more about Simon and the NZACA team.

Our Board

NZACA has an influential Board representing our diverse membership. The NZACA Board of Directors consists of seven elected representatives (one for each voting region and a chairperson), two large operator representatives and one appointed member. All Board Members are providers in aged residential care homes. The Chairman is Simon O’Dowd.

Our Branches

We have branches operating in 13 regions providing members with local networking opportunities and practical support.