NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2021 winners announced
on 25 April 2022
The NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2021 have been announced in an online ceremony following its postponement.
The awards were due to be held in November but had to be postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The winners were announced online and people were invited to watch the streamed event to celebrate.
Minster for Health Brad Hazzard and Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor congratulated all the winners and finalists in the eight award categories, acknowledging their exceptional work throughout the last few years.
Minster for Health, Brad Hazzard, said: “Nurses and midwives across the state faced one of our most confronting years in 2021 and these awards recognise their outstanding commitment, skills and professionalism during this unprecedented time.”
Minister for Regional Health, Bronnie Taylor, said: “As a former nurse myself, I know how these nurses and midwives make a real difference each and every day not only within their teams but, most importantly, to the patients they care for.”
Nurse of the Year – Joanne Taylor from St Vincent’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Health Network
Midwife of the Year – Claire Devonport from Canterbury Hospital, Sydney Local Health District
Aboriginal Nurse/Midwife of the Year – Dawn Evans from Wilcannia Health Service, Far West Local Health District
New to Practice Nurse/Midwife of the Year – Sonia Kokuru from Bankstown Lidcombe Hospital, South Western Sydney Local Health District
Nursing/Midwifery Team of the Year – The Special Health Accommodation Nursing Team – Sydney Local Health District
Judith Meppem Leadership Award – Deborah Cameron, Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Clinical Governance from Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Healing Heart (Colleague) Award for Exceptional Care – Tim O’Neill, Nurse Manager Leadership and Workforce Development from Far West Local Health District
Healing Heart (Consumer) Award for Exceptional Care – Alison Millar, Palliative After Hours from Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
The NSW Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2021 ceremony can be watched here.
Nominations for the 2022 Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards open Thursday 12 May 2022 and will close Friday 24 June 2022.