Search is on for Australia’s most outstanding nurses and midwives


If you know a nurse or midwife who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate them for the 2019 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards.

The Awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators and researchers as well as personal care workers for their outstanding performance and achievements in providing exceptional care and leading the way for improvements across a range of health settings.

Nominations for the Awards are being sought from colleagues, patients and employers and are open until Sunday, 10 February.

HESTA CEO, Debby Blakey said the national awards are an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the amazing work of nursing and midwifery professionals.

“The Awards provide the opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of nurses and midwives around Australia who go above and beyond to provide exceptional patient care,” Ms Blakey said.

“Submitting a nomination is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of individuals and teams working in nursing or midwifery who have demonstrated leadership, innovation and pursued excellence to deliver exceptional care.”

Longstanding Awards sponsor ME – the bank for you, are a generously providing the $30,000 prize pool, to be divided among the winners in the three award categories — Nurse of the Year, Midwife of the Year and Team Excellence.

Winners will receive $10,000 towards further education or team development.

The 2019 finalists will be announced on 9 April 2019 and interstate finalists will be flown to Melbourne for the Awards dinner on 9 May 2019.

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