Annual Nurses and Midwives Excellence Awards

Nurses and Midwives Excellence Awards 2020

Around the world, nurses and midwives are recognised through the International Nurses Day and the International Day of the Midwife.

The International Nurses Day is celebrated annually on 12 May.

The International Day of the Midwife is celebrated annually on 5 May.

The ACT Nurses and Midwives Excellence Awards coincide with these international celebrations to recognise the exemplary professional contributions made by nurses and midwives across our region.

2020 winners

The 2020 ACT Nurses and Midwives Excellence Awards were celebrated on Tuesday 12 May.

Congratulations to all winners of the 2020 ACT Excellence Awards!

Christopher Harris

ACT Nurse of the Year – Christopher Harris, University of Canberra Hospital, Canberra Health Services

Kathy Coonan

ACT Midwife of the Year – Kathy Coonan, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Britt Shephard and Shannon Narracott

Team of the Year – Britt Shephard and Shannon Narracott, Canberra Health Services

Ward 11A Nursing Team

Excellence in Clinical Practice – Ward 11A Nursing Team, Canberra Health Services

Rachel Bilton-Simek

Excellence in Educational Practice – Rachel Bilton-Simek, Clare Holland House

Heather Needham

Excellence in Leadership – Heather Needham, Canberra Health Services

Mercy Lukose

Excellence in Management – Mercy Lukose, Canberra Health Services

Nikki Johnston

Excellence in Quality Improvement or Research – Nikki Johnston, Clare Holland House

2019 winners

Congratulations to all winners of the 2019 ACT Excellence Awards!

Midwife of the year Sally McCrae speaking

ACT Midwife of the Year - Sally McRae, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Photo of the ACT's Nurse of the year Christine Archer

ACT Nurse of the Year - Christine Archer, Canberra Health Services

Team of the year snapshot of Childbirth Education Research Team

ACT Team of the Year – Canberra Health Services (CHS) Childbirth Education Research Team, Canberra Health Services

Excellence in Clinical Practice award winner Juliane Samara

Excellence in Clinical Practice – Juliane Samara, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce. Pictured above is Jane Koerner (ANU) accepting the award on Juliane’s behalf.

2019 Excellence in education award winner Leanne Ehrlich

Excellence in Educational Practice – Leanne Ehrlich, Canberra Health Services

Excellence in Leadership award winner Katherine Wakefield

Excellence in Leadership Practice – Kath Wakefield, Canberra Health Services

Excellence in Management award winner Lynette O'Connell

Excellence in Management Practice – Lyn O’Connell, Canberra Health Services

Excellence in Quality Improvement or Research Practice award winner Maureen O'Brien

Excellence in Quality Improvement or Research Practice – Maureen O’Brien, Canberra Health Services

2018 winners

Congratulations to all winners of the 2018 ACT Excellence Awards!

  • ACT Nurse of the Year – Joanne Lindbeck, Medical Emergency Team, Canberra Hospital and Health Services
  • ACT Midwife of the Year – Amelia Druhan, Maternity Services, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
  • Team of the Year – Neonatal Quality Improvement and Research Nursing Team, Canberra Hospital and Health Services
  • Excellence in Clinical Practice – Debbie Morgan, Canberra Sexual Health Centre, Canberra Hospital and Health Services
  • Excellence in Educational Practice – Cate Green, Birthing, Canberra Hospital and Health Services
  • Excellence in Leadership Practice – Leanne Done, Adult Mental Health Unit, Canberra Hospital and Health Services
  • Excellence in Management Practice – Wendy Alder, Birthing, Canberra Hospital and Health Services
  • Excellence in Quality Improvement or Research – Continuity of Midwifery Care Service, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
Page last updated on: 30 Nov 2020