Finalists announced for 2017 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

A total of 33 of Western Australia’s most dedicated nurses and midwives were chosen as finalists for the 2017 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, to be announced in May.

Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer Karen Bradley said the award finalists had been selected from an inspiring field of nominees.

“This year’s finalists come from all levels of experience and from a range of work and practice environments,” Ms Bradley said.

“They were nominated by their colleagues and patients as exemplary nurses and midwives who are making a significant difference to their professions, their organisations and to the health of Western Australians.”

Ms Bradley said Western Australia’s 37,500 nurses and midwives played a critical role in the State’s health system and were at the forefront of ensuring compassionate, safe and cost effective care.

“Awards such as these provide the wider community with an opportunity to recognise and reward our nurses and midwives for the valuable contribution they make to individuals and their organisations each and every day,” she said.

The 2017 finalists are based throughout Western Australia, from public, private, education and community workplaces.

Winners, including 2017 WA Nurse or Midwife of the Year and the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Honour, will be announced at a gala dinner on Saturday, 6 May 2017.

To see the full list of finalists and to buy tickets to the gala ball visit: www.wanmea.com.au (external site).

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