30 September 2022

Spotlight on top nurses and midwives

The 2022 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards is a golden opportunity to celebrate WA’s highly skilled, highly educated workforce of healthcare professionals.

Nurses and midwives perform a critical role in this State’s health system and ensure the people of Western Australia receive safe and compassionate care.

With more than 41-thousand people, these awards acknowledge the State’s largest health workforce. 

This year’s 42 finalists, 36 individuals and six teams, are some of the best in their fields, with these awards offering a chance to recognise and reward the outstanding job they do.

Representing a wide cross section of the sector, this year’s finalists include;

  • A registered midwife who provides antenatal care for vulnerable women in the North West
  • An  enrolled mental health nurse whose patients include some of society’s most vulnerable,
  • A clinical nurse working within a pilot program aimed at transforming the way elderly patients are cared for in WA
  • A child health nurse on the Goldfields whose dedication to her job achieved a boost in clinic visits by Aboriginal families.

Group finalists include a team of nursing staff who worked across Perth’s six quarantine hotels in the midst of the global pandemic and a team delivering WA’s first virtual health initiative.

Finalists were nominated by colleagues and patients as extraordinary nurses and midwives who are making a difference to their professions, their workplace and the health of Western Australians.

This is the 18th year of the WANMEA, which is coordinated by the Department of Health on behalf of all public, private and non-government health sites.

Award winners, including the 2022 WA Nurse or Midwife of the Year and the recipient of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Honour, will be announced at a gala event on November 25.