The NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery awards acknowledge the passion, dedication and contributions that nurses and midwives have on the health outcomes of patients, women and families across NSW.
Cumberland Hospital nurse unit manager Ajit Singh and Westmead Hospital radiation oncology nurse Meg Hughes are two of 26 finalists to be nominated across NSW for the 2021 awards.
Ajit has been nominated for the Nurse of the Year award and Meg for the Healing Heart Award for exceptional care (colleague nominated).
After delaying the 2021 Awards due to COVID-19, the awards are finally going ahead on Thursday, 21 April from 2 to 3pm.
The awards will be streaming via live broadcast on the NSW Health website.
This is the ninth NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery awards with finalists nominated across eight categories:
• Nurse of the Year
• Midwife of the Year
• New to Practice Nurse/Midwife of the Year
• Nursing/Midwifery Team of the Year
• Judith Meppem Leadership Award (Nursing/Midwifery)
• Aboriginal Nurse/Midwife of the Year
• Healing Heart Award for exceptional care (Nursing/Midwifery) – nominated by Colleagues
• Healing Heart Award for exceptional care (Nursing/Midwifery) – nominated by patients/consumer or their families/carers.
The Awards will be presented by The Minister for Health and Medical Research, Brad Hazzard, the (former) Secretary for NSW Health, Elizabeth Koff, the Deputy Secretary for People, Culture and Governance, Phil Minns, and the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Jacqui Cross.
Good luck to our finalists!