Time to thank Australia’s best nurses and midwives

Nominations close today (Friday February 28, 2014) for the Hesta Australian Nursing Awards. If you know someone who goes above and beyond for the benefit of patients and colleagues or showcases innovation in nursing, nominate them now for the 2014 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards – you can nominate online.

Individuals and teams can be nominated in three categories — Outstanding Graduate, Team Innovation and Nurse of the Year.

HESTA CEO Anne-Marie Corboy said nurses were not only the backbone of the health system, but also its heart and soul.

“Our community owes nurses a great debt and one way we can thank them is by nominating an outstanding individual or team of nurses for these awards,” Ms Corboy said.

Long-time awards supporter, ME Bank, has generously provided a prize pool of $30,000 to be shared among the winners in each category.

ME Bank CEO, Jamie McPhee, said, “We are proud to continue our support of the HESTA Awards program, recognising the tireless contribution of individuals and organisations in the health and community services sector.”

Finalists will be announced in April 2014 and interstate finalists will be flown to Sydney for the awards dinner on Thursday, 8 May 2014.

To make a nomination — by 28 February 2014 — or to find out more about the awards, visit hestaawards.com.au

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