Finalists for 2021 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards Revealed

NT Government

Finalists for the 2021 Northern Territory Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards have been unveiled following a record number of nominations.

More than 140 nominations were received across nine categories to recognise the outstanding performance of nurses and midwives over the past 12 months.

The awards celebrate the exemplary work of nurses and midwives who make an impact on the health and wellbeing of Territorians.

This year’s event will acknowledge nominees, finalists and recipients for both the 2020 and 2021 awards and provide an opportunity to celebrate the Territory’s successful response to COVID-19 during the International Year of the Nurse/Midwife.

All nurses and midwives who hold a current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and are employed in the Northern Territory at the time of nomination or within 12 months of nomination are eligible.

Award recipients for 2020 and 2021 will be announced at a gala dinner on Saturday 15 May 2021.

Tickets are now on sale and available from https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/143264689543

Quotes from Minister for Health Natasha Fyles

“These awards are a fitting tribute to nurses and midwives in the Territory who have been on the front line of the Northern Territory’s response to COVID-19.

“The record number of nominations this year speaks to the enormous gratitude Territorians have for our professional health workers.”

FINALISTS OF THE 2021 AWARDS

New to Practice Nurse/Midwife of the Year

· Emma Aldrich, Graduate Registered Nurse, Ward 1, Gove District Hospital

· Tamara Grantham, Registered Nurse, Alan Walker Cancer Centre, Royal Darwin Hospital

· Samantha Symons, Graduate Registered Nurse – ICU, Royal Darwin Hospital

Flinders University Award for Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery Education

· Trudy Cole, Nurse Education and Research Coordinator, Clinical Learning Education and Research Service, Top End Health Service

· Amber Kastellorizos, Acting Clinical Nurse Educator, Ward 3B, Royal Darwin Hospital

· Anija Mathew, Acting Clinical Nurse Educator, Rehabilitation Ward, Palmerston Regional Hospital

Charles Darwin University Award Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery Research/Quality Improvement

· Clare Mckay, Change Maker-Clinical Innovation and Research Top End Health Service

· Peter Nihill, Clinical Improvement Analyst, Primary Health Care, Top End Health Service

· Amanda Rogers, Mental Health Practitioner, Top End Mental Health and Alcohol and other Drugs Service

Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery Leadership

· Emma Childs, Nurse Management Consultant – Public Health, Top End Health Service

· Pauline Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, Barkly Region Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Group

· Lisa Vermeulen, Director Howard Springs Quarantine Facility, Population and Primary Health Care, Top End Health Service

Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery Aboriginal Health

· Christine Becker, Nurse Clinical Coordinator (Remote Child & Family Health), Remote Outreach Public and Primary Health Care, Central Australia Health Service

· Nicola Emmett, Child Health – Healthy Under 5 Kids Program, Julanimawu Health Clinic, Top End Health Service

· Laura Hinds, Remote Area Nurse/Midwife, Miwatj- Ramingining Health Clinic, Miwatj Aboriginal Health Corporation

Team Award for Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery

· Alan Walker Cancer Centre, Royal Darwin Hospital

· Prison Health Team, Population and Primary Health, Top End Health Service

· Rehabilitation Ward, Palmerston Regional Hospital, Top End Health Service

Client Appreciation Award for Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery

· Keri Barratt, Child and Family Health Nurse, Palmerston Community Care Clinic

· Paula Church, Registered Nurse, Darwin Private Hospital

· Lynne Hurley, Mental Health Nurse, Top End Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Service

NT Administrator’s Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Nursing/Midwifery

· Joy Edwards, Registered Nurse, Darwin Private Hospital

· Rosemary Gaston, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Perioperative, Royal Darwin Hospital

· Jaci O’Brien (Posthumous), Nurse and Midwife Educator

Nurse/Midwife of the Year

· Caitlin Clayer, Remote Area Nurse, Titjikala Health Clinic, Central Australia Health Service

· Kaylene Hinchliffe, Aged Care Assessment Team Assessor, Aged Care COVID-19 Response Team, Public Health Directorate

· Lisa Vermeulen, Director Howard Springs Quarantine Facility, Population and Primary Health Care, Top End Health Service

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