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PAH Top Nurses Award 2023


The aim of this award is to recognise nurses throughout the hospital that display extraordinary performance in supporting PAH Nursing Services mission, vision and values to achieve strategic priorities.


Nurses of any level working within any unit or team outlined within the PAH Organisational Structure (PDF, 655.11 KB)


Submit a 50 word summary which addresses how your peer and/or colleague has contributed to achieving the PAH Nursing Services strategic priorities and is a role model to others. Please outline your summary under one of the following priorities:

Nursing strategic priorities

  • Person Centred Care - Empowers the patient, and his/her family, carer or significant others through the provision of compassionate, collaborative and professional healthcare which is respectful of the person’s preferences, values and needs.
  • Shared Governance - Involved in formal and informal shared decision making throughout the organisation and contributes to a broad range of topics to have a strong voice influencing patient care, safety, quality and integration of best practice.
  • Teamwork - Recognises every member of the team is critical to deliver person centred care. Demonstrates strong team communication and collaboration to achieve highest standards of patient care.
  • Quality and Safety - Is committed to individual accountability; partnerships with patients, families and care givers. Challenges the status quo and drives innovation to achieve the highest quality, cost effective and efficient care.
  • Care Delivery - Promotes consistent, efficient and accountable nursing care.  Practice is informed by evidence based standards, legislation, national and state safety priorities, and regulations. Advances nursing knowledge, skills and expertise to achieve the highest quality of care.  Delivers models of care which meet the unique needs of patients, families or care givers.
  • Development and Recognition - Supports, promotes, and actively facilitates the ongoing development, reward and recognition of self and others. Recognises the importance of lifelong learning culture and promotes academic achievement, career advancement and role development.

Nomination process

Nurses are to nominate a nursing colleague. Please nominate by completing the online nomination form below. The Centre of Nursing Excellence (CNE) is accountable for coordinating this award.  


  • Submissions open: Wednesday, 1 February 2023
  • Submissions close: Wednesday, 29 March 2023 – final call!

Decision making governance process

  • The CNE will be accountable to obtain and compile the list of nominations.
  • All nominations will be tabled at the Nursing Director/Assistant Director of Nursing (ND/ADON) Committee Meeting for endorsement.  

Reward and recognition

  • Nurses meeting the eligibility criteria will be presented with a Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Award details will be included within the PAH Nursing Services Annual Review.


  • Centre for Nursing Excellence
  • Phone: (07) 3176 2892

Submissions are now closed.

Last updated 29 March 2023
Last reviewed 29 March 2023