Dorrigo nursing team named finalists in NSW Health excellence awardsAug 03, 2023
The nursing team at Dorrigo Multi Purpose Service (MPS) has been named a finalist in the Team of the Year category of the 11th annual NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.
There are 29 finalists in this year’s awards, showcasing the breadth of skill and diversity among nurses and midwives providing care for the people of NSW in the public health system.
Mid North Coast Local Health District Director of Nursing and Midwifery Carolyn Heise said the Dorrigo nursing team is one of three finalists vying for the Team of the Year Award.
“They’re a small but exemplary team of committed professionals working to meet the needs of the rural community,” Ms Heise said.
“The whole team’s dedication and cooperative spirit is inspirational, and they epitomise the qualities of rural connection and community care.”
NSW Health Secretary Susan Pearce praised this year’s finalists who showcase exceptional talent, skill, and compassion.
“Each year, I am in awe of the professional achievements of our nurses and midwives – and the high calibre of finalists this year are no exception,” Ms Pearce said.
“I congratulate the finalists, but I also want to acknowledge the vital contribution all our nurses and midwives make each day to the lives of patients and their families.”
NSW Health Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Jacqui Cross said the Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards is an important occasion to recognise and celebrate commitment, compassion, innovation and exceptional care for the people of NSW.
“For the first time since 2019, the awards will make a comeback as a live event, and I cannot wait to mark the incredible achievements of our nurses and midwives and celebrate with them in person,” Ms Cross said.
Finalists and winners will be celebrated at the awards ceremony at Parliament House on 16 November 2023 from 4pm.
More information on the 2023 Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards is available here.