australian nursing & midwifery awards

The HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards recognise nurses, midwives, personal care attendants and assistants in nursing.

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A story worth celebrating

This year's finalists have been announced! Be inspired by their stories.

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Awards Dinner

The 2017 Awards dinner will be held on Wednesday, 10 May at the Sofitel Brisbane Central.

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

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Nominations closed

Nominations for the 2018 Awards will open in January 2018.

Award categories

Team excellence

This award acknowledges teams who have developed or improved a product, service, process or system that benefits patients and/or the community.

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Outstanding graduate

This award recognises the outstanding performance of a registered nurse or midwife in their graduate year.

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Nurse or Midwife of the year

This award recognises the achievements of individual nurses and midwives in the delivery of outstanding patient care.

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Who can enter?


Patients, carers, colleagues and Australian 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.




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

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Finalists receive two tickets to attend the Awards dinner.

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

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This year's winners and finalists epitomise outstanding standards of care and the highest levels of commitment to nursing and midwifery.

2016 winners

Team Excellence Winner

Bron McCrae and the clinical service team at integratedliving launched an Indigenous meal range that provides culturally appropriate dishes, using native ingredients promoting improved diet and health outcomes.

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Outstanding Graduate Winner

Shelley Cook, graduate nurse at Alfred Health in Victoria won for demonstrating courage and leadership in advocating for patient care.

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Nurse of the Year Winner

Angie Monk won for her advocacy and leadership in developing an innovative Patient Blood Management Program that improved outcomes and recovery for patients undergoing surgery involving significant blood loss.

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2016 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards

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