Jacqui Cross: I'm here at the Nursing and
Midwifery Excellence Awards and I feel
so proud of all of our nurses and our
midwives and the fact that they're being
recognised in such a public way.
Jane Barr: I just
love being a nurse and I'm lucky to have
a wonderful team who has real passion
for patient centered care.
Joshua Paroz: It gives me a
way to engage with people that I think
you rarely get to do in a lot of other
professions, so I'm very appreciative of
The Hon. Brad Hazzard: Nurses and midwives across this
state, no matter where I go are the people
that the community most often talks
about in positive terms.
Elizabeth Koff: And it's more
than a profession, it is a vocation. You
have a valuable asset, the service to
others, which cannot be underestimated.
Susan Guinane: Being a
midwife is providing care for
families whether it is the happiest
day of their life or the saddest day of
their life and helping them through a
process that is utterly transformational
for them as families and as people.
Elise McCarthy- McPhan: Being a nurse is the most incredible
privilege that anyone could ask. It
creates more opportunities that I'm
able to give back to my Aboriginal
community and my family.
Brian Lane: I feel quite
proud. I love the people that I work with.
If I was going to do my career again, I'd
start it the same way.
Michelle Barakat-Johnson: We were able to work within a team, and put in
interventions that are evidence-based
but also bring younger nurses along and
be a role model for them.
Rowena Mitchell: In 2020, I hope simulation becomes more
at the coalface, it becomes more of a
norm within teaching, and I also hope
that person centredness gets
better for that patient journey.
Sally Smith: It fills me with a lot more confidence
moving forward in my career that I'd
really like to see where this gets to
take me now on my journey as a nurse.
Elizabeth Grist: I
feel so inspired by the new nurses and
midwives coming through and the older
ones that have done such an amazing job.
Jacqui Cross: 2020 is going to be international year
of the nurse and the midwife and I
think it is a wonderful opportunity for
the nurses of New South Wales to talk
proudly about the contributions that
they make, and we need to be right at the
front and right at the centre talking
very proudly about what it is to be a
nurse and what it is to be a midwife.