Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Former Minister for Health; Tourism

    Higher and higher - awards finalists announced

    28/03/2015 12:00 AM
     
    • 2015 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards will feature 34 finalists
    • Awards to be presented in 13 categories at an event to be held in May
    • Co-ordinated by the State Government through the Health Department

    Western Australia's nurses and midwives will be honoured in May at the 2015 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, marking the eleventh year the awards have been held.

     

    The WA Nurse or Midwife of the Year will also be announced at the awards.

     

    Health Minister Kim Hames said the 34 award finalists had been selected from an impressive field of nominees.

     

    "I congratulate all our finalists, who have been selected by the judging panel from a field of high calibre professionals and individually recognised for their efforts," Dr Hames said.

     

    "The finalists come from a diverse range of work and practice environments and all have demonstrated excellence in their field."

     

    The Minister said WA's 37,000 nurses and midwives played a crucial role in the State's health system, providing quality care to those in need.

     

    "Awards such as these provide the wider community with an opportunity to recognise and reward the ongoing commitment of our nurses and midwives to improving patient care," he said.

     

    The categories are judged by a panel comprising the WA Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, and a representative each from the WA Nurses Charitable Memorial Trust, the Health Consumers Council and the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency.

     

    The Lifetime Achievement Award is a separate category judged by the Governor of Western Australia, the Commonwealth Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, and a representative from Edith Cowan University.

     

    Winners, including 2015 WA Nurse or Midwife of the Year and the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Honour, will be announced at a dinner on Saturday May 9, 2015.

     

          Fact File

    • Visit http://www.wanmea.com.au for a full list of finalists and to purchase tickets to the ball
    • Nursing and Midwifery Awards is an annual event co-ordinated by the State Government through the Department of Health
    • The awards will be held during International Nurses and Midwives Week
    • 2015 WA finalists come from public, private and non-government workplaces

    Minister's office - 6552 5300