Far West Midwife a finalist in NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards

The Far West LHD is proud to congratulate Midwife Boe Calvert who has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

The Awards recognise and publicly acknowledge nurses and midwives for their excellence in practice and for the significant contribution they make to their professions, their teams and the community.

The Broken Hill Health Service Midwife is a finalist in the Excellence in Midwifery – Registered Midwife category. Boe was also a joint winner of the 2018 Far West LHD Excellence in Midwifery – Registered Midwife Award presented earlier this year.

Boe Calvert has been employed as a Registered Midwife in Far West LHD for over 12 months and has proven herself to be a skilled, competent and knowledgeable midwife, who continues to seek opportunities for professional development to achieve positive outcomes for the women and their families she provides midwifery care for.

Ms Dale Sutton, Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Far West LHD, congratulated Boe on being selected as a finalist in the awards.

“Congratulations to Boe and on behalf of the LHD, I wish her the very best in the Awards. This is a tremendous achievement for her and the LHD,” she said.

“Boe is an exceptional Midwife and we are very pleased she has been recognised in the very prestigious NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards,” said Ms Sutton.

The 2018 NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards will be held on Thursday, 27 September at Parliament House, Sydney.

The LHD is supporting Boe in attending the Awards ceremony in Sydney at Parliament House. She will be accompanied at the award ceremony by the Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Ms Dale Sutton and the Director Nursing and Midwifery, Broken Hill Health Service, Ms Kathy Morrison.

Far West LHD nominated 19 nurses and midwives across the District in the Awards for their excellence in nursing and midwifery care.

The NSW Government has invested more than $5 billion in the 2018/19 NSW Budget towards our nurses and midwives — an increase of 33 per cent ($1.27 billion) over the past five years — and includes:

• An additional 950 nurses and midwives

• Additional $8.1 million to recruit a further 80 specialist nursing, midwifery and support positions — fulfilling a 2015 commitment to employ an additional 360 specialist nurses and midwives over four years.

 

 

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