Monday, August 31, 2009

Nurses & Midwives Awards 2009

The Nurses & Midwives Board of WA presents the Western Australian Nursing & Midwives Excellence Awards 2009 which was held in the Grand Ballroom Burswood Entertainment Complex, on Saturday 29th August.

Pre-dinner drinks were served at 6.30pm, this was an opportunity to mingle and see the who’s who of the Nursing and Midwifery fraternity. This was also the opportune time to notice what everyone was wearing the fashion for the evening, there were some beautiful gowns worn. This is the highlight of the nursing and midwifery calendar where all health professionals, government officials, partners and friends all come to celebrate the excellence of the wonderful nurses and midwives of this state.

The Excellence Awards have 15 categories, The Board received over 170 submissions for nomination, and all applications are of a high standard. The awards are about celebrating, acknowledging commitment and dedication of the nurses and midwives for the excellent health care service provided for the State.

The Master of Ceremonies was Ms Tina Altieri from channel 7, she did a very professional job and managed a laugh or two, Tina made special mention about how important research was to her through her work through telethon.

Adjunct Associate Professor Robyn Collins, Chief Executive Officer of The Board warmly welcomed all the guests and the presentations began. Firstly Ms Elisabeth Bickley – 2008 Nurse / Midwife of the year talked about the benefits of wining and what sort of year she had.

The Graduate Midwife of the Year had three finalists, Annastacia Middleton-Mather, Rebecca Hayes, both from KEMH and Sarah Sheehan from SJOG, the winner was Sarah Sheehan from SJOG hospital.
The winner of Nurse and or Midwife of the year was won by Marie Slater Clinical Nurse Manager of Osborne Park Hospital.

Congratulations to all the Nurses and Midwives of the State of WA. Enjoy some of the photos from the evening:

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