12 May 2019
Our incredible nurses across NSW are being celebrated today for their dedication and tireless work, as part of International Nurses Day.

NSW Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Jacqui Cross said nurses in public hospitals across NSW are the backbone of the state’s health system and go above and beyond.

“Nurses across NSW make a huge difference for their patients and their families. You’d be challenged to find somebody who hasn’t been impacted by nursing care themselves or by the care received by one of their loved ones,” Ms Cross said.

“Nurses are at the frontline and in very diverse settings. Often it’s the small things - the support that nurses provide, that kind word, the touch of a hand and that human connection when delivering care.

“To all the nurses across NSW, thank you for the huge contribution you make each and every day.”

Nina Livingstone is a Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Youth Health Services and cares for homeless, marginalised and at risk young people in the Western Sydney Local Health District.

“The services we provide in Youth Health are essential for some of the most vulnerable young people in our community,” Ms Livingstone said.

‘Our aim is to provide young, at risk people who do not access mainstream health services with quality, safe health care and address their health needs.’

The NSW Government has committed to the largest Australian healthcare workforce boost with an extra 5000 nurses and midwives across regional and metropolitan areas over four years, as part of a $2.8 billion investment.

To help celebrate the work of our nurses, nominations are now open for the NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards and can be made here, they close on Friday 28 June 2019.