Last call to nominate Australia’s best nurses and midwives

Nominations will soon close for the 2015 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards — an initiative aimed at recognising forward-thinking and high-achieving nursing professionals.

All nominations must be submitted at by midnight on 31 July 2015, to be considered for the 2015 selection process.

HESTA CEO, Debby Blakey, is urging the public and health industry, to get their nominations in as soon as possible, to avoid missing their chance to acknowledge an outstanding individual or team.

“Now in their ninth year, these Awards ensure the professionalism and dedication of nurses, midwives, personal care attendants and assistants is recognised and celebrated,” Ms Blakey said.

“We want to highlight the truly innovative and inspiring work performed by those working in nursing roles, and hear from colleagues, patients and employers about the exceptional nurses they know.”

Nominees in three categories — Outstanding Graduate, Team Innovation and Nurse of the Year — will be in the running for a share of the $30,000 prize pool, generously provided by proud sponsor, ME, who have been sponsoring the Awards since 2008.

Outstanding Graduate and Nurse of the Year Award winners each receive a $5000 ME EveryDay transaction account and $5000 towards further education. The winner of the Team Innovation Award receives a $10,000 development grant to help implement their program or initiative.

ME CEO, Jamie McPhee, said “We’re delighted to give these outstanding individuals, the opportunity to develop and continue to progress their profession, and support innovative health programs that ultimately benefit the entire industry and community.”

Patients, carers and colleagues can nominate a special individual or team, who has made a real difference to the lives of patients, their families and the community during the past 12 months.

Finalists will be announced on 29 September. The winners will be revealed at the HESTA Australian Nursing Awards dinner on Thursday 15 October in Brisbane.




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