Local nurses among WA’s best

Chloe FraserSound Telegraph
Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards finalists Deborah Jones and Adelene Choo.
Camera IconNursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards finalists Deborah Jones and Adelene Choo. Credit: Supplied.

Two Rockingham healthcare workers have been named finalists in this year’s WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

Rockingham Peel Group’s Adelene Choo and Deborah Jones are among a total of 30 individual nurses and midwives and four nursing and midwifery teams selected as finalists.

The WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards is an annual event co-ordinated by the Department of Health, on behalf of all public, private and non-government workplaces.

Ms Choo has been recognised for her dedication to excellence in education and research, while Ms Jones was selected in the excellence in primary, public and community care category.

Winners, including the 2020 WA Nurse or Midwife of the Year and the recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Honour, will be announced at a gala dinner later in the year.

Health Minister Roger Cook said the quality of nominations had been “extraordinary” and reflected the commitment of nurses and midwives across the sector.

He said finalists were nominated by their colleagues and patients as “exemplary” nurses and midwives who were making a significant difference to their professions, organisations and the health of West Australians.

“Western Australia's 39,000 nurses and midwives play a pivotal role in the State's health system and are at the forefront of ensuring compassionate, safe and cost-effective care,” he said.

"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 each and every day."

This year has also been designated as Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale — the founder of modern nursing.

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