The public are being asked to recognise a nurse or midwife who has provided extraordinary care to them by nominating them in this year’s Far West LHD Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.
Nominations are now open for the public to nominate a nurse or midwife for the ‘Healing Heart Award’ in the Far West LHD’s annual awards.
“We would love to see nominations from the public for this award category and I encourage everyone who has received extraordinary, compassionate care,” said Mr Timothy O’Neill, A/Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery.
“It is an opportunity for the public to nominate a nurse or midwife which has elevated their patient experience.”
Far West LHD Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2020 was delayed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is normally announced each year on 12 May – International Nurses and Midwives Day (the anniversary of the birthday of famous nurse Florence Nightingale).
“We postponed the awards as part of our COVID-19 response and we are now very happy to hold the awards now, which includes six peer nominated awards and one consumer-nominated award,” said Mr O’Neill.
“We’re very happy that we are now able to recognise and acknowledge the passion, dedication and amazing contribution of our nurses and midwives within the Far West LHD,” he said.
This year’s Award categories are:
- New to Practice Nurse/Midwife of the Year.
- Aboriginal Nurse/Midwife of the Year award (Assistant in Nursing, Enrolled Nurse, Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife).
- Team of the Year Award (Nursing and/or Midwifery Team).
- Judith Meppem Leadership Award.
- Nurse of the Year (Assistant in Nursing, Enrolled Nurse, Registered Nurse).
- Midwife of the Year (Registered Midwife/Assistant in Midwifery).
- Healing Heart Award (consumer-nominated award).
The successful award recipients will be announced on Wednesday 15 July 2020. They will also be nominated in the NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2020 which will be drawn in Sydney on the 10 August 2020.
Nominations close COB 10 July 2020 and the ‘Healing Heart Award’ nomination form is available on the Far West LHD website at www.fwlhd.health.gov.au Completed nomination forms can be sent to Executive Nursing and Midwifery, PO Box 457, Broken Hill NSW 2880 or email to: Timothy.ONeill@health.nsw.gov.au