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PAH celebrates International Nurses Day

10 May 2024

With a jam-packed program designed to thank and acknowledge the invaluable role of nurses in the organisation and shine a light on the diversity of their contribution to health, this year's International Nurses Day celebrations held special significance as PA Hospital celebrates the 20-year anniversary of becoming the first Magnet-designated hospital in the Southern Hemisphere. 

The theme for this year is “Our Nurses. Our Future: The Economic Power of Care” which was the topic of a panel discussion including Divisional Director Medicine Jenny Paton, Nurse Navigators Kazandra Perkins and Natasha Eggmolesse, and Nurse Practitioner Ben Learmont. Highlighting the empowerment of nurses in educating and informing patients about their care, coordinating care pathways, and efficiency and culturally appropriate care in improving patient outcomes, the panel was an insight into how nursing contributes to the economics of health. 

The team truly administered the fun at Thursday’s event with a BBQ lunch, cake-cutting, hugs and kisses from the Delta Dogs, games and sponsor stalls. The battle for Flo’s Lamp was a highlight with divisions battling it out for the trophy in an Amazing Race covering Ted-stocking application, a ping pong and spoon race, and Price is Right elimination stages.  The EDNS team won the challenge for a second year in a row – well they tied with Cancer Services who relinquished the win. 

The Reward and Recognition session showcased and acknowledged hundreds of the amazing nurses throughout the PAH who are being celebrated in 2024 for their contribution to further education, preceptorship, research, publications, Top Nurses, ward satisfaction reports, and education bursaries. The highlight included the pinnacle awards for consumer recognition, Living our Values Every day, Interprofessional Recognition, Innovation in Nursing, Magnet Champion of the Year, Team of the Year and Nurse of the Year. 

Congratulations to all who were acknowledged, and a resounding thank you to all nurses for the work that you do. 

Last updated 10 May 2024
Last reviewed 10 May 2024

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