Canterbury Road Trauma Awards
The Canterbury Road Trauma Awards are for ordinary people doing exceptional work, day in, day out, across Canterbury. The awards are industry specific and recognise those in the community who may otherwise not be acknowledged. There are three categories, Canterbury Road Trauma Award for Public Service, Canterbury Award for Road Trauma Prevention and Canterbury Road Trauma Award for Community Service.
The Canterbury Road Trauma Awards Committee is represented by well-respected members of the community practising in either community service, medical science, risk management, engineering, road safety and representatives from relevant central government agencies.
Road Trauma Awards Committee (left to right)
- Sarah Dean (Chair): Founder, Road Traffic Accident Trauma Charitable Trust
- Councilor Aaron Keown (Deputy Chair): Christchurch City Council and Canterbury District Health Board
- Jenny Dickinson: Lead Advisor Strategic Interventions, Safety and Environment, New Zealand Transport Agency
- Prof. Gary Hooper: Head of the Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine Department, University of Otago (Christchurch)
- Dr Glen Koorey: Principal, Senior Traffic Engineer and Transport Planner, ViaStrada
- Prof. Alan Nicholson: Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury
- Steve Wakefield: Steve Wakefield Services Limited and Canterbury District Health Board
Finalists will be invited to attend the Road Accident Remembrance Day on Saturday, 3 November 2018, North Hagley Park, Christchurch, where the finalists will receive their awards.
Nominations open on 23 July 2018 and close at 11.59pm on 30 September 2018. Nominations must not exceed more than 500 words.
AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE 2017 RECIPIENT: JACK LOWERY
On 26 December, 2016, Jack Lowery responded to a triple fatality accident in Leeston. In the infancy of his career and as the sole medical personnel on scene for approximately 20 minutes, Jack had to make complex and challenging decisions. His sound judgement and ability to remain calm while treating patients that had injuries requiring specialist care was remarkable. Jack demonstrated leadership, compassion, empathy and direction to those that were so badly affected by this tragedy.
CANTERBURY ROAD TRAUMA AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
The Canterbury Road Trauma Award for Public Service recognises outstanding individuals, teams or organisations deserving of special recognition for their outstanding public service by their contribution or commitment to a duty of care for those affected by road trauma.
This award is open to first responders and industry professionals from non-profit organisations, private and public organisations that are involved in road trauma care and recovery.
Nominations can be for long-term dedication and achievement, or a single outstanding accomplishment or contribution above and beyond expectations.
PREVENTION AWARD 2017 RECIPIENT: SENIOR SERGEANT KELLY LARSEN
Senior Sergeant Kelly Larsen of New Zealand Police was granted this Award by her merits in her role as Officer in Charge, Road Policing Operations for Canterbury. Kelly has shown her commitment and dedication to improving the safety of those on our roads in the Canterbury Region by expanding the ˜Forbidden Driver Compliance Scheme’ as well as developing and implementing ˜Operation Graduate’ – an innovative response to driver licensing.
Kelly is passionate about ensuring Police interactions with drivers have a meaningful outcome; an outcome which improves driver decision making and behavior, thereby increasing the safety of all road users.
CANTERBURY ROAD TRAUMA PREVENTION AWARD
The Canterbury Road Trauma Prevention Award recognises outstanding individuals, teams or professional organisations deserving of special recognition for their contribution to road safety, public education, road trauma prevention initiatives, and a professional duty of care in Canterbury. This may include initiatives across all modes of land transport and may include engineering and technology, network optimisation, and demand management.
This award is open to industry professionals from non-profit private and public organisations that are involved in preventing the likelihood or severity of road trauma.
AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE 2017 AWARD RECIPIENT: KATRINA MARTIN
On 26 December 2016 Katrina Martin was the first on the scene at the serious crash in Leeston. Katrina demonstrated commitment of dedication to care to each person involved. Despite the triple fatalities she attended to the two survivors, ensuring they remained conscious and that no further injuries were sustained until the appropriate emergency services personnel arrived.
CANTERBURY ROAD TRAUMA AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
The Canterbury Road Trauma Award for Community Service recognises members of the community who have provided outstanding care or support to a road trauma victim by making an influential difference to their treatment, recovery or rehabilitation.
This award is open to members of the general public who do not meet the criteria for the Public Service Award.