Top nurses honoured at Westmead

Nurses and midwives were recognised during an awards ceremony at Westmead Hospital on International Nurses Day yesterday.

Nurses and midwives from Auburn, Blacktown, Mount Druitt, Cumberland and Westmead Hospitals, as well as community health, drug health and mental health were encouraged to apply for the awards.

Western Sydney Local Health District’s nursing and midwifery director Richard Chrystal said he was proud of all of Sydney’s nurses and midwives who work tirelessly to provide care and comfort to patients during what can often be a difficult time in their lives.

“Thirteen nominations were received from our hospitals’ - mental health, community health and drug health teams,’’ Mr Chrystal said.

“Nurses and midwives play an important part in the delivery of healthcare in our community.’’

Some of the nursing and midwifery staff who received awards included Jun Qian from Auburn’s Hevington House Dementia Day Care, Vivienne Bullivant of Auburn Hospital’s antenatal clinics, Lesley Jack from Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital’s stoma therapy, clinical nurse educator Christopher Tolar for outstanding clinical teaching, Cassie Uy of Mount Druitt Hospital, Grant Katte from the Blacktown opioid treatment program, Westmead Hospital’s nursing executive officer Jennifer Fitzsimons and Mark Fallon for his work in acute mental health.

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