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QEII celebrates nurses

23 May 2018

During this year’s International Nurses Day (IND), QEII Hospital celebrated more than 780 nurses who have dedicated their careers to helping people.

Director of Nursing Services Nicki Dennis said nurses supported their patients through some of the most significant moments in their lives, including diagnosis, treatment, recovery and death.

“Nursing staff are among the most trusted of healthcare professionals,” she said.

“We build important relationships with our patients and support them along their journey.”

Ms Dennis said IND provided an opportunity to thank the hospital’s healthcare heroes who often avoided praise or acknowledgement.

“Our nurses often shy away from the spotlight, to them providing exceptional care is just part of their day-to-day,” she said.

“But it’s important that we do highlight their achievements and thank them for all their great work.

“International Nurses Day is a great opportunity for our multidisciplinary care teams to come together and celebrate the good work that we do.”

During the celebrations, seven individuals and one team received IND awards.

  • Nurse of the Year: Marlena Kussrow
  • Team of the Year: Nursing Practice Development Unit
  • Peer of the Year, Professional: Sian Maxwell
  • Peer of the Year, Integrity: Fiona Sawley
  • Peer of the Year, Compassion: Gladys Pogoy
  • Peer of the Year, Caring: Margaret Robinson
  • Peer of the Year, Accountability: Zeny Manoy
  • Peer of the Year, Teamwork: Lalaine Deleon

Certificates were also presented to long-serving employees and retirees.

Last updated 6 October 2021
Last reviewed 23 May 2018

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