This week Shaye is joined by a giant in Australia’s nursing history, Valda Wiles AM. Valda commenced her nursing career in 1956, and was a pioneer in the field of critical care nursing. She was also instrumental in winning today’s clinical care structure and the introduction of Clinical Nurse Specialists in our nursing teams. On top of this, she was also a union stalwart and authored a book on the history of critical care in Australia. For her work, she was awarded an Order of Australia in 1997.