Health services around NSW are coming together to honour the work of our nurses and midwives.
With International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and International Nurses Day on 12 May, this is the perfect time to celebrate.
The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) Midwife of the Year was awarded to Kristine Smith from Lachlan Health Service on Tuesday, 5 May for her hard work and dedication over 43 years of service.
WNSWLHD Executive Director of Quality, Clinical Safety and Nursing, Associate Professor Adrian Fahy, said: “We should be incredibly proud of our nurses and midwives across Western New South Wales Local Health District who have proven their tenacity and resilience especially through this COVID-19 pandemic.”
“This week we should celebrate them and personally thank them for the contribution that they make across the many settings in our rural environment.”
Nurses are the ‘Healing Hearts’ of the NSW Health service.
Blue and purple hearts will pop up in Western NSW Hospitals in the form of stickers, posters and postcards this month. The Healing Heart postcards provide a way to recognise and thank nurses and midwives for their unique contribution.