Redland Hospital has been busy celebrating its nurses and midwives over the last couple of weeks during a year dedicated to both professions around the world.
Bayside Health Service Director Nursing and Midwifery Services Rhonda Mead said 2020 had been named Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organisation which made acknowledging this year’s Bayside nursing and midwifery award winners even more special.
She said International Day of the Midwife on May 5 and International Nurses Day on May 12 were always a wonderful way to share the incredible work nurses and midwives did every day with members of the community.
“This year especially I think many people have developed a greater understanding and appreciation for the work our health professionals do,” Ms Mead said.
She said Bayside Health Service Midwife of the Year Rachel Roe (pictured) and Nurse of the Year Rose Sargent exemplified courage, compassion, empathy, integrity, respect and accountability in delivering the very best in patient centred care.
“Rachel has helped deliver hundreds of babies during her nine years here as a Clinical Midwife at Redland Hospital, and Rose, who has spent more than 17 years on our surgical ward, is known for her compassion for her patients and as an inspiration to her colleagues.
“We are extremely proud of Rachel and Rose and of all our nurses and midwives at Redland Hospital and across our Health Service, who lead the way with amazing care of not only our patients but their families as well.”
Ms Mead said she very much wanted to thank the entire Bayside community for the incredible love and support shown to staff over the last several months.
“We have faced challenges unlike any other but to receive so many letters, cards, posters, drawings and other kind messages has meant so much to all our nurses and midwives.”