australian nursing & midwifery awards

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

Winners announced

 

Stories worth celebrating

These awards celebrate exceptional nurses and midwives with a story worth celebrating.

Read about the finalists

2022 Awards

The 2022 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards were held on 19 May in Melbourne.

Read about the winners

Prizes

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

Terms and conditions

Key dates

Nominations for 2022 are now closed

Finalists have been announced

Winners were announced on 19 May 2022

 

 

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.

Please read the eligibility criteria before you start your nomination.

Recognition

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

Read about the 2022 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

 

 

2022 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards

The winners and finalists epitomise outstanding standards of care and the highest levels of commitment to nursing and midwifery.

2022 winners

Midwife of the Year

A descendant of the Dharawal and Gumbayngirr peoples, Melanie Briggs is the Founder of Binjilaani, the first Aboriginal-led maternity model of care in Australia

Read Melanie's story

Nurse of the Year

Sue Hegarty was recognised for her exceptional advocacy and support for women with ovarian cancer.

Read Sue's story

Outstanding Organisation

Beaudesert Hospital Maternity is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of women and babies in rural Queensland.

Read their story

Midwife of the Year

Cassandra Nest

Finalists

Dawn Reid

Kristy Wiegele

 

Nurse of the Year

Tania Green

Finalists

Angela Casey

Rafael Serrano Real

Kate Weger

 

Outstanding Organisation

Ovarian Cancer Australia

Finalists

Lavender Mother and Baby Unit

Northcott

 

Midwife of the Year

Tracey Stephens

Finalists

Cherisse Buzzacott

Jo Hunter

Lorraine McGowan

 

Nurse of the Year

Professor Kate Curtis

Finalists

Karina So

Sheila Salonga

Tracy Aylen

Team Excellence

INSPIRED Team, Calvary Hospital Bruce- Clare Holland House

Finalists

Community Outreach Nurse Program, Anam Cara House Geelong

Kidsburns, The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Redevelopment Team, St George Hospital 

Outstanding Graduate

Shelley Cook

Finalists

Ashleigh Morriss

Thembie Ndebele

Team Excellence

Clinical Service Team

Finalists

Armadale Health Service Intensive Care Unit

Anglican Retirement Villages Goodhew Gardens Leadership Team

Bruce Clare Holland House Palliative Aged Care Consultancy Team

Nurse of the Year

Angie Monk

Finalists

Gillian Hermosilla-Silva

Joanne Perks

Lisa Smith

Lynette Hernandez

Midwife of the Year

Janelle Dillon

Finalist

Melanie Boulter

Nurse of the Year

Shannon Philp

Finalists

Raymond Chan

Nicole Cummins

Simone Sheridan

Outstanding Organisation

Ramsay Health Care Australia

Finalists

Monash University - Nursing & Midwifery

Nursing and Midwifery Health Program, Victoria

 

 

2022 Awards event

Relive the excitement of the 2022 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards dinner.