Nurses in diverse health settings and specialties were celebrated across the Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) on International Nurses Day last Friday.
To commemorate the work done across the sector, the FWLHD acknowledged the exceptional performances amongst its nursing and midwifery workforce, presenting six individual and one team award at the 2023 Excellence in Nursing Midwifery Awards.
FLWHD Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Director of Clinical Governance, Wendy Gleeson, congratulated the award winners and nominees and thanked all the nurses for their hard work and dedication.
“Recognising our nurses on this special day shines a spotlight on the very important role they play in all stages of a patient’s experience,” Ms Gleeson said.
“I’m very proud of our nurses who are highly skilled, committed, and continually working to improve health outcomes and health care experiences for everyone in the Far West Local Health District.
“Nursing is an incredibly rewarding career. The satisfaction gained from caring for and helping keep our local community members safe and healthy is second to none and our nurses are excellent role models for members of the community who may consider nursing as a career choice,” she said.
Each recipient of the FWLHD’s 2023 Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery awards were selected from nominations submitted by their peers and colleagues across the district. Each winner will be nominated in the NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2023 to be announced in Sydney later this year.