Show your love to support nurses and midwives

Westmead Hospital mental health registered nurse Enoch Nathaniel.

Health services around NSW are coming together to honour the work of our nurses and midwives. 

With International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and International Nurses Day on 12 May, this is the perfect time to celebrate. 

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Nursing, Midwifery and Clinical Governance director Caroline Farmer said the nurses and midwives are integral to our healthcare system, providing vital care and support to our community.

There are more than 50,000 Nurses and Midwives in NSW Health’s hospitals and services and they provide safe, quality care for the people of NSW.  They are the ‘Healing Hearts’ of the NSW Health service. 

Westmead Hospital mental health registered nurse Sharmila Shrestha.

To support this important initiative in WSLHD, blue and purple hearts, representing the colours of nursing and midwifery, will pop up in WSLHD hospital/s and health service/s in the form of stickers, posters and postcards. 

Staff and the community are encouraged to post pictures of themselves wearing the stickers on social media, using the hashtags #everyperson and #exceptionalcare. 

The Healing Heart postcards provide a way to recognise and thank nurses and midwives for their unique contribution.

Westmead Hospital mental health registered nurse Enoch Nathaniel, Mental Health acting director of nursing Susan Duffy, mental health registered nurses Rhiannon Lance and Beatriz Viloria.

In the 2019/20 Budget the NSW Government committed $2.8 billion to recruit a total of 8,300 frontline health staff over the next four years, including 5,000 nurses and midwives.  

For more information, go to NSW Health’s dedicated Nursing and Midwifery page:

To follow the campaign online, search for the hashtags #everyperson and #exceptionalcare.