Nursing excellence recognised
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.