australian nursing & midwifery awards

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

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Nominations are now open

Do you know someone with a story worth celebrating? Nominations for the 2020 Awards close on 9 Feb.

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2019 Awards Dinner

The 2019 Awards dinner was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 9 May 2019.

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Prizes

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

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Key dates

 

Nominations open: 18 December 2019 to 9 February 2020

Finalists announced: 7 April 2020

Awards dinner (winners announced): 6 May 2020

 

 

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.

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Midwife of the Year

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

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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.

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

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Acknowledgement

Finalists receive two tickets to attend the Awards dinner.

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REWARD

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

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2019 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards

The 2019 winners and finalists epitomise outstanding standards of care and the highest levels of commitment to nursing and midwifery.

2019 winners

Midwife of the Year

Tracey Stephens was recognised for improving maternity and health care outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and babies at Monash Health Clayton.

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Nurse of the Year

Professor Kate Curtis was recognised for her work as a trauma nurse tirelessly advocating to reduce the impact of trauma injuries on patients and improve emergency hospital care across Australia.

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Team Excellence

The INSPIRED Team won the Team Excellence award for developing, trialling and testing a new integrated model of palliative care delivery for aged care residents requiring end-of-life care.

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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

 

 

2019 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards

Relive the excitement of the 2019 Awards dinner
Montage of award night