NOMINATIONS close this weekend for the 2019 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards
To celebrate nurses or midwives who deserve recognition, anyone can nominate them for an award .
The awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators and researchers as well as personal care workers for their outstanding performance and achievements in providing exceptional care and leading the way for improvements across a range of health settings.
Nominations for the awards are being sought from colleagues, patients and employers and are open until February 10.
HESTA chief executive, Debby Blakey said the national awards helped shine a spotlight on the amazing work of nursing and midwifery professionals.
“The awards provide the opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of nurses and midwives around Australia who go above and beyond to provide exceptional patient care,” Ms Blakey said.
“Submitting a nomination is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of individuals and teams working in nursing or midwifery who have demonstrated leadership, innovation and pursued excellence to deliver exceptional care.”
Longstanding awards sponsor ME – the bank for you, are providing the $30,000 prize pool, to be divided among the winners in the three award categories — Nurse of the Year, Midwife of the Year and Team Excellence.
Each winner will receive $10,000 towards further education or team development.
The 2019 finalists will be announced on 9 April and interstate finalists will be flown to Melbourne for the awards dinner on May 9.
To submit a nomination visit hestawards.com.au.
The 2018 winners were:
Nurse of the Year
Gail Yarran from Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation, East Perth, WA.
Awarded for her work in improving and advocating for better delivery of health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living across Western Australia.
Veronique Murphy from Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC.
Awarded for improving the care experience of patients who have difficulty communicating by developing a process to facilitate the record keeping of patient likes, dislikes and interests, enabling easy communication of a person’s preferences between team members.
The Kombi Clinic, Hepatitis Queensland, Bowen Hills.
Awarded for designing the Kombi Clinic a mobile medical clinic providing life-saving treatments to people living with hepatitis C across south-east Queensland.