Our star nurses honoured at NSW Health awards

16 Sep 2015

Three nurses from WSLHD were recognised for their outstanding contribution to health care in NSW at the 2015 Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards at Parliament House on Wednesday September 9.

Westmead Hospital midwives Gwen Moody and Alede Marial Takpiny along with Blacktown Hospital Assistant in Nursing Amanpreet Kaur were finalists in the ‘Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery’ categories at the awards ceremony.

Gwen Moody

Gwen Moody

Alede Marial Takpiny

Alede Marial Takpiny

Amanpreet Kaur

Amanpreet Kaur

Joanne Edwards, A/Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery WSLHD said it was a very proud day for WSLHD nurses and midwives.

“Having three staff as finalists in the awards is a reflection of the great work that is being done within our district.”

Minister Skinner said the event was an opportunity to thank the 49,000 nurses and midwives who care for the over two million patients admitted into our public hospitals each year, and many thousands more who receive care in the community.

NSW Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Susan Pearce added her praise saying: “Our hospitals and services would not run as well as they do without the high standard of care and commitment shown by our nursing and midwifery staff.

Nominations for the NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards were invited in 11 categories, one of which – the Judith Meppem Lifetime Achievement Award, honours the state’s first Chief Nurse, who served from 1990 to 2002.