Accolades to honour pillars of nursing and midwifery

  • Awards night to shine light on nursing and midwifery’s finest
  • Special tribute to COVID volunteer contingent
  • Finalists nominated by peers and patients 
  • Outstanding Western Australian nurses and midwives will get their night in the spotlight this weekend when the 2020 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards are presented.

    The awards, which have been held annually since 2004, acknowledge WA nurses and midwives working across the private, public and non-government sectors.

    This presentation, on May 15, follows the event’s postponement last year due to the pandemic.

    The awards are presented across 12 categories. Two other honours – the Nurse/Midwife of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award – will also be presented on the night.

    This year’s event will include a special tribute to the 19 nurses who flew east last year to help their Victorian counterparts during the COVID emergency.

    As stated by Health Minister Roger Cook:

    “More than ever, this year’s WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards highlight the extraordinary dedication and selflessness of our nurses and midwives.

    “These awards are a fitting tribute to an outstanding group of individuals who are recognised by their peers and patients, as pillars of their profession.

    “The Western Australian community is all the better for their compassion and commitment.”

    Finalists in 2020 Awards are:

    Excellence in Education
    Adelene ChooRockingham Peel Group, SMHS
    Jeannette SparkRoyal Flying Doctor Service
    Carol CrevacoreEdith Cowan University
    Excellence in Research
    Garth KendallCurtin University
    Excellence in Enrolled Nursing
    Jacob BrownFiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Groups SMHS
    Theresa QuinlivanFiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Groups SMHS
    Debra TasconeFiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Groups SMHS
    Excellence in Rural and Remote Health
    Zoe CrootWA Country Health Service – Kimberley
    Sharon RoweFiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Groups SMHS
    Sally ThomasWA Country Health Service – Kimberley
    Excellence in Aboriginal Health
    Bernadette Garnier WA Country Health Service – Wheatbelt
    Veronica KeysSir Charles Gairdner Hospital, NMHS
    Andre TayWA Country Health Service – Midwest
    Excellence in Midwifery
    Larissa McInerneyWA Country Health Service – Great Southern
    Kasey BiggarWA Country Health Service – Bunbury Hospital
    Kristine TetlawArmadale Health Service – EMHS
    Graduate of the Year
    Lisa BurtWomen and Newborn Health Service, NMHS
    Alexandra BrindleyChild and Adolescent Health Service – Community
    Lindsy McCallWA Country Health Service – Great Southern
    Excellence in Person Centred Care – Team Award
    Health Hub Team Pilbara Population Health
    Chantelle PearsWA Country Health Service – Pilbara Population Health
    Lauren Van der LindeWA Country Health Service – Pilbara Population Health
    Pilbara Tele-chemotherapy Service
    Bridie CostelloeWA Country Health Service – Pilbara
    Tracy HunterWA Country Health Service – Pilbara
    Kimberley Ambulance Service
    Prabeesh PillaiWA Country Health Service – Kimberly
    Simon RoseFitzroy Valley Health Services
    Bernie Mono Halls Creek Hospital
    Excellence in Primary, Public and Community Care
    Deborah JonesRockingham Peel Group, SMHS
    Lisa PalchakChild and Adolescent Health Service – Community
    Naomi Sprigg dos SantosWA Country Health Service – Goldfields Population Health
    Excellence in Registered Nursing
    Lorna Hardy Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Groups SMHS
    Ashly GrabskiSt John of God Mt Lawley Hospital
    Jeremy JohnsonWomen and Newborn Health Service, NMHS
    Excellence in Leadership
    Kylie EkinsWA Country Health Service – Goldfields
    Anthea CrawfordFiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Groups SMHS
    Melissa SmithDonate Life WA – NMHS
    Consumer Appreciation Award
    Jupp GroenveldSt John of God – Subiaco
    Peta BissettHand In Hand Midwives
    Wheatbelt Midwifery Group Practice (Marie Hill, Judi Turner, Sandy Slee, Holly Jones)WA Country Health Service – Wheatbelt

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