Well-known north coast nurse Jane Ackerman passed away on Saturday after a period of illness.
Most recently Ms Ackerman was director of nursing and midwifery at the Tweed and Murwillumbah district hospitals.
She also worked as the executive officer/director of nursing at Mullumbimby and District War Memorial Hospital and Byron District Hospital.
Northern NSW Local Health District acting chief executive, Vahid Saberi, said yesterday, ‘Ms Ackerman was a health professional who was highly respected and admired by her colleagues. She was caring and thoughtful to her friends and colleagues right up until her passing, often thinking about others ahead of herself. She is a tremendous loss to the nursing profession and the north coast community.’