Nursing and Midwifery Office
The nursing and midwifery professions engage with and involve the community through a range of mechanisms to ensure that issues and concerns are understood and considered as part of the decision-making process. This is highlighted with membership on the ACT Nursing and Midwifery Network, the peak forum for nurses and midwives across all sectors in the ACT. As a member of this peak forum, the unit participates in decision-making on strategic and professional issues relating to the ACT nursing and midwifery profession and builds community awareness and understanding of issues challenging nurses and midwives in the ACT.
Each year during Nurses and Midwives Week celebrations in May, a Remembrance and Thanksgiving service is held at the Australian War Memorial. The defence force community, veterans and the broader ACT community are invited to honour nurses and midwives of the defence force who have served their country.
Through the Research Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Practice, HCCA members represent the ACT community to provide consumer input to research projects that have a direct impact on patient care and outcomes.