Nurse wins top award

Weekend Courier - - Opinion -

SAFETY Bay res­i­dent and men­tal health nurse Amanda Ma­jor took home an Ex­cel­lence in Nurs­ing award on Satur­day night at the WA Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Ex­cel­lence Awards.

The 59-year-old mother of three and first-time award win­ner said she was hon­oured and sur­prised to not only be a fi­nal­ist, but to have won.

“After I found out I was a fi­nal­ist I didn’t think I’d go any fur­ther but I took home the award. My kids, hus­band and friends at­tended the awards night to sup­port me,” she said.

Mrs Ma­jor, who works as a men­tal health nurse at Rockingham hospi­tal, has prac­tised nurs­ing for 14 years.

“I love the staff I work with and the pa­tients you in­ter­act with,” she said. “I’m also work­ing as a work, health and safety of­fi­cer for the hospi­tal.”

Health Min­is­ter Roger Cook said the awards night was an op­por­tu­nity to pub­licly ac­knowl­edge the al­most 38,000 work­ing nurses and mid­wives across the WA.

“Nurses and mid­wives play a crit­i­cal role in the State’s health sys­tem and are at the fore­front of en­sur­ing com­pas­sion­ate, safe and cost ef­fec­tive care to peo­ple of WA,” he said.

“I con­grat­u­late all win­ners and fi­nal­ists and thank them for their con­stant com­mit­ment to driving in­no­va­tion within their pro­fes­sions.”

Well done: Amanda Ma­jor re­ceives her award from Joanna Faga, di­rec­tor of pub­lic health ser­vices within the North Metropoli­tan Health Ser­vice.

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