australian nursing & midwifery awards

The HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators and researchers as well as personal care workers.

2024 winners

Key dates

 Winners announced: 16 May 2024

 

Stories worth celebrating

These awards celebrate exceptional nurses and midwives with a story worth celebrating. The 2024 winners have been announced.

Read the media release

2024 Awards

The 2024 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards were hosted by Mimi Kwa on 16 May in Melbourne.

Watch the presentations

Prizes

Winners will share in a $30,000 prize pool, courtesy of proud Awards supporter ME- the bank for you.

Terms and conditions

Award categories

Outstanding Organisation

This award recognises an organisation that has demonstrated a commitment to creating a better future for people working in nursing and/or midwifery.

Eligibility criteria

Midwife of the Year

This award recognises an exceptional midwife who delivers outstanding patient care and has delivered positive outcomes and performed above the expectations of their role.

Eligibility criteria

Nurse of the Year

This award recognises an exceptional nurse who delivers outstanding patient care and has delivered positive outcomes and performed above the expectations of their role.

Eligibility criteria

Who can enter?

 

Employers, patients, colleagues, nurses and midwives can nominate themselves or a special individual or team who has made a real difference to the lives of patients or to the quality of a service.

Everyone involved in every stage of the delivery of care can enter or be nominated.

Recognition

Every person or organisation nominated will receive a certificate in recognition of their contributions.

Read about the 2024 finalists

Acknowledgement

Finalists receive two tickets to attend the Awards dinner.

Terms and conditions

Reward

Winners share in a $30,000 prize pool, courtesy of proud Awards sponsor ME- the bank for you.

Terms and conditions

2024 winners announced

We celebrated the finalists and announced three outstanding winners on Thursday 16 May 2024.

2024 winners

2024 Midwife of the Year

Skye has a deep understanding and expertise in midwifery. This, combined with their cultural knowledge, helps families and communities feel safe and supported in the most challenging of circumstances.

Read Skye's story

2024 Nurse of the Year

Cathy is a nurse and midwife specialising in sexual and reproductive health for women and people with a cervix.

Read Cathy's story

2024 Outstanding Organisation

The Healthy Communities Foundation Australia is a nurse-led clinical service that has been operating for more than 20 years to create sustainable models of primary healthcare.

Read their story

2023 Awards event

Relive the excitement of the 2023 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards dinner.