WESTMEAD Hospital's Visitor Buggy project snatched the top award in the volunteer service category of the Western Sydney Local Area Health District's inaugural Quality Awards.
The electric buggy has been used by less physically mobile patients and visitors. The volunteer buggy scheme has transported more than 10,000 people throughout the facility.
It was also a finalist in the NSW Ministry of Health Awards this year.
"The constant feedback is one of great appreciation for the service," project co-ordinator Sharon Joseph said.
Infectious disease specialist Dr Patricia Ferguson and senior physiotherapist Alice Lance from Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital were presented with the Quality Awards for helping control the spread of diseases and helping stroke patients to recover quickly.
Dr Ferguson said: "Following the innovations that have been put in place, patients at Westmead are much less likely to develop pneumonia when they receive their bone marrow transplant and make Westmead the safest place to receive this transplant."
Ms Lance said the award was for the development of a rehabilitation program to drive younger people with stroke to their quick recovery. Other notable projects included Westmead and Auburn Hospital's Occupational Therapy service and the Young Mental Health and Headspace centres.