Nominations for the ‘peoples’ choice’ award at this year’s NSW Health Excellence in Nursing & Midwifery Awards have officially opened. The annual awards ceremony was put on hold due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The awards are a highlight of our calendar, but this year instead of a live event held in Sydney, we will be broadcasting the show to the nurses and midwives wherever they are in NSW with a virtual format in November,” NSW Chief Nurse and Midwife Officer, Jacqui Cross said. “The virtual show will be entertaining and meaningful,” Jacqui said.
For the Healing Heart Award, patients, families, and carers are invited to nominate a nurse or midwife who made their healthcare experience special by visiting the NSW Health website at health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/enma. Nominations close on 27 July.
The awards carry special significance in 2020, being the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. We recognise and celebrate nurses and midwives for the skill, leadership, and compassionate care they contribute to people and the broader health system every day. The Awards will be shown on 26 November.