Congratulations to the finalists in the 2021 Awards!

The NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery awards acknowledge the passion, dedication and contributions that nurses and midwives have on the health outcomes of patients, women and families across NSW.

We are pleased to reveal the 26 well-deserved finalists in eight award categories.

This year more than ever, it is important we recognise the outstanding contributions of the nurses and midwives of NSW Health.

Join us in celebrating them on social media with #EINMA2021

Winners in each category will be announced in our award show which will stream across the state on Thursday 3 February, between 2-3pm. Make sure you save the date and join in the celebrations wherever you are.

Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards Finalists 2021

Nurse of the Year

Nominee name Hospital / AreaLocal health district / Specialty network
Samuel Bryant Broken Hill Hospital Far West
Ajit Singh Cumberland Hospital Western Sydney
Joanne Taylor St Vincent's HospitalSt Vincent's Health Network
Jeremy Pallas John Hunter HospitalHunter New England

Midwife of the Year

Nominee name Hospital / AreaLocal health district / Specialty network
Annette Taylor The Royal Hospital for Women South Eastern Sydney
Young Mei Lau Fairfield HospitalSouth Western Sydney
Claire Devonport Canterbury HospitalSydney

New to Practice Nurse/Midwife of the Year

Nominee name Hospital / AreaLocal health district / Specialty network
Chelsea Becker Coffs Harbour Health Campus Mid North Coast
Carmen Huang Canterbury HospitalSydney
Sonia Kokuru Bankstown Lidcombe HospitalSouth Western Sydney

Nursing/Midwifery Team of the Year

Team nameHospital / AreaLocal health district / Specialty network
Ward 2D Bankstown Lidcombe Hospital South Western Sydney
Incident Response TeamSt Vincent's HospitalSt Vincent's Health Network
Special Health Accommodation Nursing TeamSpecial Health AccommodationSydney

Judith Meppem Leadership Award (Nursing/Midwifery)

Nominee name Hospital / AreaLocal health district / Specialty network
Richard Gilfillan Education and Training Service Nepean Blue Mountains
Deborah Cameron Nursing, Midwifery and Clinical GovernanceIllawarra Shoalhaven
Craig Archer Grafton Base HospitalNorthern NSW

Aboriginal Nurse/Midwife of the Year

Nominee name Hospital / AreaLocal health district / Specialty network
Matthew White Shoalhaven District Hospital Illawarra Shoalhaven
Dawn Evans Wilcannia Health ServiceFar West
Kasey Wright Nepean Blue Mountains HospitalNepean Blue Mountains
Brendan Gentles Camperdown Community Mental HealthSydney

Healing Heart Award for exceptional care (Nursing/Midwifery) - nominated by Colleagues

Nominee name Hospital / AreaLocal health district / Specialty network
Margaret Hughes Westmead Hospital Western Sydney
Timothy O'Neill Workforce & LeadershipFar West
Kelly O'Reilly Sydney Sexual Health CentreSouth Eastern Sydney

Healing Heart Award for exceptional care (Nursing/Midwifery) - nominated by patients/consumer or their families/carers

Nominee name Hospital / AreaLocal health district / Specialty network
Jenny Greed Shoalhaven District Hospital Illawarra Shoalhaven
Alison Millar Palliative Care After Hours Illawarra Shoalhaven
Nicole Davis Community Nursing Illawarra Shoalhaven

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email:
MOH-ExcellenceInNursingAndMidwiferyAwards@health.nsw.gov.au.


Current as at: Thursday 18 November 2021
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