Honour an outstanding health hero

Westmead Hospital Neurology department clinical nurse consultant Jane Griffith was a previous OAM winner for her service to nursing

Do you know a Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) staff member who has demonstrated exceptional achievement for our organisation and the community?  

The Order of Australia award program provides an opportunity to recognise the heroes of our community and acknowledge them for their hard work, service and dedication on a national stage.

Westmead Hospital clinician Dr Andrew Brooks previously won an Order of Australia award for his significant service to medicine and medical education in the fields of urology and oncology.

“I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to develop and progress with a wide range of professional activities,” Dr Brooks said.

“I was delighted to be the recipient of this prestigious award.”

Read about other WSLHD staff members who have received an OAM here

Successful nominees are published twice a year on Australia Day and The Queen’s Birthday.

Nominations must outline how the individual has made a significant contribution to the community.

Key criteria includes:

  • Demonstrated achievement at a high level
  • Made a contribution over and above what might be reasonably expected through paid employment; or
  • Whose voluntary contribution to the community stands out from others who may have also made a valuable contribution.

Staff members wishing to nominate are asked to notify their manager or relevant executive director of their intention to nominate.

To find out more about how to nominate see the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia webpage.

FAQs are also available.