Wheatbelt nurse of year
NURSE manager Brett Hayes from York took out the top gong at the WA Nursing and Midwifery Awards this month.
The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) employee who developed Telepalliative Care in the Home in the Wheatbelt in 2016 was named Nurse of the Year.
Mr Hayes, who works only in the Wheatbelt region, has been a nurse for 10 years and started his career in the city.
He said listening to patients and their families had been fundamental to the development of telehealth technology and had proved important when supporting patients in the final stages of their life. 2018 WINNERS Lifetime Achievement Honour: Professor Phill Della (Curtin University)
Excellence in Leadership: Trulie Pinnegar (Child and Adolescent Health Service)
Excellence in Registered Nursing: Barbara O'callaghan (Fiona Stanley Hospital)
Excellence in Midwifery: Alison Jennings (King Edward Memorial Hospital)
Excellence in Aboriginal Health: Dr Caroline Nilson (Murdoch University)
Excellence in Rural & Remote Health: Brett Hayes (WA Country Health Service - Wheatbelt)
Excellence in Enrolled Nursing: Amanda Major (Rockingham Hospital)
Graduate of the Year: Christian Wright (King Edward Memorial Hospital) and Amber Murphy (Joondalup Health Campus)
Consumer Appreciation: Simon Hulatt (St John of God Subiaco Hospital)
Excellence in Education and Research: Emma Arnold (Hollywood Private Hospital)
Excellence in Primary, Public and Community Care: Susan Pettigrew (Amana Living)