Medals recog­nise WA nurses

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS - Kristin Macfar­lane

THREE nurses who worked at Har­vey Hospi­tal are among the first group recog­nised for their ser­vice as part of a new ini­tia­tive re­ward­ing those in the pro­fes­sion who have given so much to their com­mu­ni­ties.

Medals for Nurses is a cam­paign ini­ti­ated by for­mer nurse Paul Walling, who felt nurses should be recog­nised for their ef­forts in all emer­gency sit­u­a­tions.

The first Medals for Nurses event was held in Perth with 37 nurses who had a com­bined ser­vice of 1054 years be­ing pre­sented with a West­ern Aus­tralian Nurses medal by Dr Tony Buti MLA.

Among that group were three nurses who had worked at Har­vey Hospi­tal in­clud­ing Florence Shep­pard, Mag­gie In­gram and Mar­jorie Win­duss.

Mr Walling said he had 500 medals com­mis­sioned be­cause he wanted to en­sure nurses who had given at least 10 years of ser­vice in the pro­fes­sion were recog­nised be­cause he felt they were of­ten over­looked.

The next Medals for Nurses pre­sen­ta­tion is on Oc­to­ber 28 in Bun­bury and Mr Walling urged any nurse who had served at least 10 years ac­cu­mu­la­tively or con­sec­u­tively as a nurse in WA to ap­ply.

He only has 500 medals to hand out but hopes the State Gov­ern­ment will jump on board to take over the cam­paign and recog­nise the ser­vice of nurses to the WA com­mu­nity.

For more in­for­ma­tion, search Medals for Nurses on Face­book.

Har­vey nurses Florence Shep­pard, left, Mag­gie In­gram, front right, and Mar­jorie Win­duss, rear right, with other South West nurses who re­ceived a medal at the in­au­gu­ral Medals for Nurses event.

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