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Dr Amy Johnston is PA Hospital’s Nurse of the Year

13 May 2022

The auditorium rained down with applause when Research Fellow, Dr Amy Johnston was named PA Hospital’s Nurse of the Year at this year’s International Nurses Day celebrations.

The sheer volume of Emergency Department research conducted by Amy for the benefit of the team drives quality improvement at PAH and perpetually contributes to evidence for both Accreditation and Magnet submissions including many exemplar ratings for her research.

Amy receives an extraordinary amount of grant funding for her work, which is an impressive feat considering she works part time.

“Best quality care is evidence-based care and one of the things I’m really proud about with my work here, is that we have been able to use the research portfolio to demonstrate the quality of the work that we do,” Amy said.

“We use research to evaluate systematically to retain practices where they prove to be good, and where it’s not good, we can focus on innovating in other ways.”

When praised for her success, Amy is the first to champion her role as part of a team.

“Research can only be achieved as part of a team and good quality research requires a good quality team.

“I think this is why the ED is successful, it’s why I have been successful, and it’s why the Emergency Department at PAH offers excellence in care as well as excellence in research outcomes,” she said. “I’m so very proud to represent my team as Nurse of the Year.”

Last updated 13 May 2022
Last reviewed 13 May 2022

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