HESTA CEO Debbie Blakey has praised the “high achievers” named as finalists for the health industry super fund’s 2023 Nursing and Midwifery Awards.
Nine nominees have been selected across the three categories to recognise their outstanding contributions to improving health outcomes.
One finalist screened nearly 600 Queenslanders for liver disease in 2022 despite working part-time, helping to remove the barriers from access to vital healthcare.
"Our nurses and midwives are the backbone of our healthcare system, and it is essential that we recognise and celebrate their contributions,” Ms Blakey said.
“They are on the front line, providing care, comfort, and support to patients and their families, often in challenging and demanding circumstances.
“Congratulations to all nominees and finalists for their exceptional leadership and dedication. These finalists are all high achievers within their respective fields and these awards are an opportunity to acknowledge their hard work and thank you for all that they do.”
The three categories are Nurse of the Year, Midwife of the Year, and Outstanding Organisations, with the winners to take home $10,000 each for professional development or to improve workplace services or processes.
The national awards, now in their 17th year, acknowledge the outstanding contribution Australia’s nurses, midwives, nurse educators, researchers and personal care workers make to improving health outcomes.
This year’s ceremony takes place in Sydney on Tuesday 16 May 2023.
For more information, visit HESTA’s awards hub.
The 2023 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards finalists:
Midwife of the Year
Elizabeth Pitman, Hunter New England Local Health District; Inverell, New South Wales
April Jardine, Dhelkaya Health; Castlemaine, Victoria
Nurse of the Year
Jeanette Tibbs, Hepatitis Queensland; Coorparoo, Queensland
Caitlin Clayer, Ti Tree Health Clinic; Ti Tree, Northern Territory
Fiona Hodson, Hunter New England Local Health District; Newcastle, New South Wales
Kathleen Hauth, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress; Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Sunny Street; Maroochydore, Queensland
MH Connext, Richmond Wellbeing; Perth, WA
Monash Health; South-eastern Melbourne, Victoria
HESTA is APHA’s Diamond Sponsor.
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