Nurses and midwives celebrate 2018 and look forward to an exciting 2019

Management joined nurses and midwievs at a BBQ lunch.

Nurses and midwives from Blacktown Hospital have come together for a sausage sandwich lunch, as management thanked them for their efforts this year.

The hospital’s acting director of nursing Rola Tawbe said that management recognised the incredible contribution nurses and midwives provided throughout a busy 2018.

“Blacktown Hospital is growing at a rapid pace, as is the population surrounding the facility,” Rola said.

“Despite the increasing demand on our hospital, our nurses and midwives have risen up to the challenge, never letting their colleagues or our patients down.”

Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals are home to more than 1,100 nurses and midwives.

An $11.5 million recruitment campaign is underway to grow the hospital’s nursing and midwifery workforce, as the hospital continues to expand with the Blacktown & Mount Druitt hospitals’ expansion project.

Acting clinical nurse educator Zoe Clarkin and clinical nurse consultant Helen Zaouk from Blacktown Hospital’s emergency department.

Blacktown Hospital clinical nurse consultant Helen Zaouk said she looking forward to 2019.

“It has been a challenging and fun year,” Helen said.

“There is a lot happening in the way of education and planning ahead for 2019.

“There is so much opportunity for people to grow, develop and further career at Blacktown Hospital –  there are exciting times ahead.”

Rola wished the nursing and midwifery teams a very Merry Christmas.

“You can enjoy the festive season knowing you have provided an immense contribution to our community. Thank you for all your hard work,” Rola said.