24 November 2020

Batemans Bay Hospital nurse a finalist for Judith Meppem Leadership Award

| Hannah Sparks
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Nurse Lisa Wilson at Batemans Bay Hospital.

Batemans Bay Hospital nurse Lisa Wilson has been recognised for her outstanding work. Photo: Supplied.

Nurse Lisa Wilson from Batemans Bay Hospital has been named a finalist for the Judith Meppem Leadership Award in the NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

The award highlights outstanding nursing and midwifery leaders who continually exhibit excellence in leadership, focusing on values of teamwork, innovation, service, quality, compassion and integrity.

Lisa is one of four finalists for the Judith Meppem Leadership Award, and the only finalist from southern NSW in the Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

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“The Southern NSW Local Health District is very proud to have one of our own nurses as a finalist for the Judith Meppem Leadership Award,” said acting director of nursing and midwifery Judy Ryall.

The Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards are held each year to acknowledge nurses and midwives for outstanding clinical practice, leadership and dedication to their profession and the people they care for.

Everyone is invited to watch this year’s awards, which will take place virtually at 2 pm on Thursday, 26 November, on the NSW Health website.

The awards show will feature all finalists for the seven awards in 2020:

  1. Nursing/Midwifery Team of the Year.
  2. New to Practice Nurse/Midwife of the Year.
  3. Midwife of the Year.
  4. Nurse of the Year.
  5. Aboriginal Nurse/Midwife of the Year.
  6. The Judith Meppem Leadership Award.
  7. The consumer-voted Healing Heart Award for exceptional care (Nursing/Midwifery).

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“This is the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife,” said NSW chief nursing and midwifery officer Jacqui Cross. “It has been a year like no other where the contribution of nurses and midwives has been highlighted during our response to COVID-19.

“If there was ever a time to pause and celebrate the 53,000 nurses and midwives of NSW – who make up more than 50 per cent of the state’s public health workforce – it is now.

“We invite everyone to join the celebration and encourage as many people as possible across NSW to gather in safe numbers to watch the show in recognition of the exceptional care of the nurses and midwives of NSW.”

Original Article published by Hannah Sparks on About Regional.

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