Outstanding nurses and midwives honoured at NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards
The NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards, now in its seventh year, celebrates and acknowledges the great work of nurses and midwives across NSW.
At the Awards ceremony held on Tuesday 1 October at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, winners and finalists were formally acknowledged by NSW Health Minister, Brad Hazzard and NSW Health Secretary, Elizabeth Koff.
The state’s outstanding nurses and midwives were honoured for their excellence in clinical practice, improvements in patient care and commitment to their profession.
Thirteen winners were chosen from among 43 finalists with 9 finalists from regional and rural NSW.
NSW Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Jacqui Cross paid tribute to the finalists in each of the categories, which included excellence in practice to clinical leadership and innovation in research.
“These nurses and midwives are the best of the best and highly deserving of these prestigious awards,” Ms Cross said.
“They do an amazing job and I thank them for their passionate, dedicated approach to helping patients and improving healthcare.”
In total, 361 nominations were received for the 2019 Awards, an increase of 17% from 2018.
The Awards has become an integral part of the state-wide nursing and midwifery calendar, with finalists and winners coming together at the awards night to celebrate their achievements with family, friends and colleagues.
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