- Finalists announced for 2020 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards
- Finalists include 30 individual nurses and midwives and four nursing and midwifery teams
A total of 30 individual nurses and midwives and four nursing and midwifery teams of Western Australia's most dedicated nurses and midwives have been chosen as finalists for the 2020 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, to be announced in May.
The WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards is an annual event co-ordinated by the Department of Health, on behalf of all public, private and non-government workplaces.
This year is the 17th year of the awards, which fall within the International Nurses and Midwives week in May. Finalists are based throughout WA, from public, private, education and community workplaces.
Winners, including the 2020 WA Nurse or Midwife of the Year and the recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Honour, will be announced at a gala dinner later in the year.
Winners this year will have a special honour as 2020 has been designated as Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale - the founder of modern nursing.
To see the full list of finalists, visit http://www.wanmea.com.au
Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:
"The quality of nominations this year has once again been extraordinary, and reflects the commitment of nurses and midwives across the sector to ensuring better health outcomes for the communities they serve.
"2020 has been designated as Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale - the founder of modern nursing.
"The finalists were nominated by their colleagues and patients as exemplary nurses and midwives who are making a significant difference to their professions, their organisations and to the health of Western Australians.
"Western Australia's 39,000 nurses and midwives play a pivotal role in the State's health system and are at the forefront of ensuring compassionate, safe and cost-effective care.
"Awards such as these provide the wider community with an opportunity to recognise and reward our nurses and midwives for the valuable contribution they make each and every day."
Minister's office - 6552 6500