An open letter from Bryan, ‘Nurse of the Year’

Bryan Adduru, Registered Nurse (RN) at Blacktown Drug Health was recently awarded as the ‘Nurse of the Year’ award as part of the International Nurses Day celebrations at Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD).

Bryan has penned the below letter for The Pulse to share in celebration of his colleagues for their contributions and accomplishments to their field.

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The Blacktown Drug Health team recently received the prestigious ‘Nurse of the Year’ and ‘Healing Heart’ awards.

This is a testament to the unwavering commitment and remarkable achievements of each team member. The award symbolises our collective efforts in upholding the core values that defined our workplace: Collaboration, Openness, Respect, and Empowerment.

These values are not mere words on a wall; they are ingrained in the very fabric of our daily interactions and patient care.

Collaboration is the cornerstone of our success. Each team member recognises the importance of working together, leveraging our unique skills and expertise to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Openness is the key to fostering innovation and continuous improvement. The team welcomes new ideas, embraces change and constantly seeks ways to enhance our practice.

We encourage a culture of learning, where each team member is empowered to expand our knowledge and skills, ultimately benefiting our patients and the entire healthcare community.

Respect is the foundation of our interactions – not only with our patients but also with each other. We recognise and celebrate the diversity of our team, appreciating the unique perspectives and experiences that everyone brings to the table.

We treat one another with kindness, empathy and professionalism, creating a harmonious and supportive work environment.

Empathy is the heart and soul of our patient-centred care. We take the time to listen, to understand and to provide comfort.

As the team recently gathered to celebrate Nurses and Midwives Week, and Administration Week, the Nurse of the Year and Healing Heart awards served as a reminder of our collective achievements.

It was a moment of gratitude and reflection, as we acknowledged the hard work and collaboration of each team member.

We celebrated not only our successes but also the challenges we had overcome together.

In this inspiring workplace, the Nurse of the Year and Healing Heart awards were not just an individual accolade.

They represent the spirit of unity and excellence that permeated every aspect of our work.

They are a testament to the power of collaboration, openness, respect, and empathy in transforming lives and making a difference in the world of healthcare.

As we celebrate these significant events, we know that our journey was far from over.

We are inspired to continue our pursuit of excellence, knowing that our dedication and unwavering commitment to our patients would forever be the driving force behind our success.

My hope is that this inspires future healthcare professionals to embrace the core values that defined our workplace and to strive for greatness in the service of others.

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