Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital researcher Dr Susan Slatyer has been crowned Western Australia's 2016 Nurse/Midwife of the Year at this year's WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.
Health Minister John Day said Dr Slatyer was a deserving winner of the prestigious award and an outstanding ambassador for the profession.
"Dr Slatyer is a highly respected and skilled nurse researcher who engages nurses in research to ensure quality, safe and patient-centred care," Mr Day said.
"Through education, role modelling and mentoring, Dr Slatyer is helping fellow nurses to better understand the important role research plays in improving patient care.
"As well as being named Western Australia's 2016 Nurse/Midwife of the Year, Dr Slatyer also took out the top honour in the Excellence in Research category in the awards."
The 2016 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards were held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 7. Category winners were chosen from a field of 34 finalists from across Western Australia's public and private health sector.
The 2016 Lifetime Achievement Honour was presented to Adjunct Associate Professor Violet Platt, from WA Health's Cancer and Palliative Care Network.
"I congratulate all winners and finalists and thank them for their constant commitment to driving innovation within their professions while also doing their utmost to maintain high-quality healthcare throughout WA," the Minister said.
"The awards are a fitting way to recognise and reward the commitment of our nurses and midwives.
"These dedicated professionals are fundamental to our health system and award winners serve as a source of inspiration for other nurses and midwives across the State."
2016 is the 12th year of the WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards
The event was hosted to coincide with International Day of the Midwife which is celebrated annually on May 5 and International Nurses Day on May 12
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