The state’s top nurses and midwives will be
recognised for their valuable contribution with nominations opening today for
the annual Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.
Members of the community, patients and
colleagues are encouraged to nominate any nurse or midwife in the public health
system who has made a considerable impact on the lives and experiences of their
NSW Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Jacqui Cross paid tribute to the state’s nurses and midwives
today and encouraged people throughout NSW to make a nomination.
“Our nurses and midwives provide high quality, patient-focused care which benefits communities right across the state, day in, day out,” Ms
“Over the next few weeks we will celebrate
International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and International Nurses Day on 12
“These special days and the Excellence in
Nursing and Midwifery Awards are a time to recognise and publically acknowledge
the dedication and hard work of our nurses and midwives.”
Finalists and winners are selected from 12
different categories, ranging from excellence in
practice to clinical leadership and innovation in research.
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 in frontline staff.
The state now employs a record 51,890 nurses and
midwives and this year, a record 2500 graduate nurses and midwives began their
careers at 130 hospitals and health services.
“I’d like to
personally thank all the nurses and midwives in NSW, for your compassion,
skill and commitment to making a difference to those in your care, each and
every day,” Ms Cross said.
To nominate a nurse or midwife for the
Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards click here.
Nominations close on Friday 28 June. Winners
will be announced at the awards ceremony on 1