Jill Porteous Memorial Award

Susan Kitchen, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Susan, Acting Clinical Nurse Specialist – Falls Management and Clinical Practice Improvement Coordinator at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, is a highly-skilled and passionate nurse who has worked tirelessly to reduce falls in hospitals.

Her commitment to knowledge-sharing, robust governance and continual education has been instrumental in embedding falls education into the system and culture of WA Health.

She helped facilitate the replacement of eight different tools used in WA Health with one, consensus-based form – which is now used statewide – including in the private sector. This tool is now the basis for others used in Australia.