Nurs­ing ex­cel­lence recog­nised

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

WEST­ERN sub­urbs health pro­fes­sion­als fea­tured promi­nently in the re­cent WA Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Ex­cel­lence Awards.

Amy Wal­lace, a clin­i­cal nurse spe­cial­ist at Gray­lands Hospi­tal, was named WA Nurse/mid­wife of the Year af­ter also win­ning the Ex­cel­lence in Reg­is­tered Nurs­ing cat­e­gory.

Pro­fes­sor Di Twigg, a re­search con­sul­tant at Sir Charles Gaird­ner Hospi­tal and ECU School of Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery ex­ec­u­tive dean re­ceived the Life­time Achieve­ment Hon­our.

Prof Twigg bridged the di­vide be­tween nurs­ing prac­tice and academia, achiev­ing the high­est ac­co­lades in both.

As ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of nurs­ing at Sir Charles Gaird­ner Hospi­tal, she led the hospi­tal to achieve Mag­net sta­tus, an in­ter­na­tional award recog­nis­ing nurs­ing ex­cel­lence.

Other awards in­cluded Ex­cel­lence in Re­search for Dr Fenella Gill, from Princess Margaret Hospi­tal and Curtin Univer­sity; Lead­er­ship for Di Barr at Peel Health Cam­pus; Mid­wifery to Tar­ryn Sharp from the WA Coun­try Health Ser­vice, South­ern In­land Health Ini­tia­tive; Abo­rig­i­nal Health for Ted Dowl­ing from Royal Perth Hospi­tal and Der­barl Yer­ri­gan Health Ser­vice; Rachel Barnes from Bright­wa­ter Made­ley Aged Care Fa­cil­ity was hon­oured for her work in Res­i­den­tial Care; the Rural and Re­mote Health award went to Karen Coyle from the Broome Health Ser­vice; and Ex­cel­lence in En­rolled Nurs­ing went to Su­san Du­gay, of the Joon­dalup Health Cam­pus.

Grad­u­ate of the Year was Ash­leigh Joy from Os­borne Park Hospi­tal, while Elena Adams from the same hospi­tal re­ceived the Con­sumer Ap­pre­ci­a­tion award.

Prue An­drus, from Mur­doch Univer­sity, was hon­oured for her work in Ed­u­ca­tion.

The win­ners of the WA Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Ex­cel­lence Awards with Premier Mark Mcgowan.

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