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SNSWLHD NURSE FINALIST IN ANNUAL NURSING AND MIDWIFERY AWARDS

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) invites the local community to join in celebrating the achievements, commitment and skills of the region’s nurses and midwives at this year’s virtual NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

“SNSWLHD is very proud to have one of our own nurses, Lisa Wilson from Bateman’s Bay Hospital as a finalist for the Judith Meppen Leadership Award,” A/g Director Nursing and Midwifery Judy Ryall said.

This is the eighth Excellence in Nursing & Midwifery Awards event, and the first time they have been presented virtually, allowing the community to take part in a COVID safe way.

NSW Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Jacqui Cross said the Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards will be a little different in 2020, but will still be an opportunity to acknowledge nurses and midwives for outstanding clinical practice, leadership, and dedication to their profession and the people they care for.

“Judging the finalists and winners of this key nursing and midwifery event is always a challenging task. There is so much to be proud of and celebrate. 2020 is no exception,” Ms Cross said.

“This is the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. It has been a year like no other where the contribution of nurses and midwives has been highlighted during our response to COVID-19. If there was ever a time to pause and celebrate the 53,000 nurses and midwives of NSW – who make up more than 50 per cent of the State’s public health workforce – it is
now.”

The show will feature all finalists for the seven awards for 2020:
    Nursing/Midwifery Team of the Year
    New to Practice Nurse/Midwife of the Year
    Midwife of the Year
    Nurse of the Year
    Aboriginal Nurse/Midwife of the Year
    The Judith Meppem Leadership Award
    The consumer-voted Healing Heart Award for exceptional care (Nursing/Midwifery).

“We invite everyone to join the celebration and encourage as many people as possible across NSW to gather in safe numbers to watch the show in recognition of the exceptional care of the nurses and midwives of NSW,” Ms Ryall said.

The Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards will be will be streamed at 2pm on 26 November 2020 on the NSW Health website: www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/enma
To share photos and messages of congratulations and acknowledgment through the show, tweet or post using the hashtags #ExceptionalCare and #EINMA2020.

Last updated: 01 January 2021
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