Time to vote: who’s your favourite nurse or midwife?

2019 International Nurses and Midwives celebrations People’s Choice Award winner Nina Livingstone.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is calling on the community to nominate an outstanding nurse or midwife for a People’s Choice Award as part of this year’s International Nurses and Midwives Day celebrations.

WSLHD Nursing & Midwifery and Clinical Governance director Caroline Farmer said the People’s Choice Award is an opportunity for our community to thank our hardworking nurses and midwives in western Sydney.

“Every day our nurses and midwives help improve the lives of the patients, carers and their families,” Caroline said.

“It’s always a pleasure to hear the positive experiences from our community.

“This is your opportunity to acknowledge the nurse or midwife who has made a real difference to you or your loved ones.”

The People’s Choice award winner and nominator will be invited to attend the WSLHD International Nurses and Midwives Day celebration on Tuesday 5 May.

The WSLHD nurse or midwife must work for a WSLHD facility (Auburn, Cumberland, Mount Druitt, Blacktown, Westmead hospitals or a WSLHD community health centre).

Submit your nomination by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PeoplesChoice2020

Patients, carers, family members and staff are encouraged to nominate. Voting closes Friday 13 March.

The 2019 People’s Choice Award was won by WSLHD Youth Health registered nurse Nina Livingstone, who works with youth and at risk young people.  She was described as someone who goes above and beyond her duties as a nurse.

The World Health Organisation has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in recognition of their vital role in global health care.

WSLHD will benefit from the NSW Government’s $2.8 billion commitment to recruit a record 8,300 frontline health staff over the next term, including 5,000 additional nurses and midwives.

For more information: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment/Pages/default.aspx