WINNERS’ LIST: The exceptional nurses and midwives who received some of WSLHD’s highest honours

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) recently recognised the incredible contributions of its Nurses and Midwives with a number of events spanning over ‘Nursing and Midwifery Week’, to coincide with International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day.

Each facility held an awards ceremony to recognise those who went above and beyond to demonstrate extraordinary care and compassion for patients.

Here are the winners:

Westmead Hospital

New To practice Nurse or Midwife

Jessica Flemming

Distinguished Nursing or Midwifery Care Award 

Monika Singh

Nursing & Midwifery Leadership Award

Tracey Mobsby

Midwife of the Year Award

Sarah Melov

Nurse of the Year Award

Charmaine Peras

Team of the Year Award

Birth Unit

Auburn Hospital

New To practice Nurse or Midwife

Katie Heywood

Healing Heart Award: Consumer Nomination

Sharon Mei

Healing Heart Award – Colleague Nominated

Hadla Darwiche

Nursing & Midwifery Leadership Award

Stella Lobo

Midwife of the Year Award

Zuhoor Malas (accepted by Maternity Unit Manager Diana Yaghi)

Nurse of the Year Award

Jason Selmon

Team of the Year Award

Peri Operative Suite

Aboriginal Nurse or Midwife Of the Year

Georgia Dunbar – Mortimar

Judith Meppem Lifetime Achievement Award

Riki Richards (accepted by Sharon Mei)

Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals

New to practice Award

Sahar Nazari

Healing Heart Award: Consumer Nomination

Ward C63

Healing Heart Award: Colleague Nomination

Jonathan Hamilton

Indra Wijetunga Lifetime achievement award

Terry Freeman

Aboriginal Nurse or Midwife Of the Year

Leah Whitton

Enrolled Nurse of the Year

Jaxcen Muller

Registered Nurses of the Year

Beryl Page Leus

Excellence in Nursing, Midwifery Research or Quality Award

Emma Littlejohns

Excellence in Nursing or Midwifery Education

Thresiamma Joseph

BMDH team of the year

Mount Druitt Emergency Department

BMDH Midwife of the year

Tara Potts

BMDH Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Award

Jami Alpha and Sarah Gerard

You can find the Mental Health nursing winners’ list here.