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Lismore Base Hospital nurse, Emily Green. Photo supplied.

A Lismore Base Hospital staff member has been recognised for excellence in nursing and midwifery.

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has congratulated local nurse, Emily Green who is among 30 finalists nominated for the 10th annual NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

Registered Nurse, Emily Green has been selected from nominations across eight categories that recognise nurses and midwives who have made a difference in clinical practice, management and leadership.

A highly deserving finalist

NNSWLHD Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Katharine Duffy, said Emily was a highly deserving local finalist for the awards, which recognise the contribution of nurses andmidwives across the NSW public health system.

‘Emily is a registered nurse who has completed her graduate year working in Lismore Base Hospital. She has shown both leadership and compassion during her time at Lismore and has been described by her colleagues as an asset to the hospital particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2022 floods.’

NSW Health Secretary Susan Pearce extended her congratulations to this year’s finalists. ‘These awards showcase the exceptional work nurses and midwives are doing in our hospitals each and every day. I want to acknowledge the finalists for their outstanding work and thank all our staff members who continue to deliver high-quality care during these challenging times.

Healing Heart Awards for exceptional care

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Jacqui Cross said each Local Health District and Specialty Network nominated their nurses and midwives in six award categories. ‘Colleagues and the community were also invited to nominate individuals for two Healing Heart Awards for exceptional care. These awards recognise nurses and midwives who deliver outstanding patient care and support for families and carers,’ said Ms Cross.

Finalists and winners will be celebrated in the Awards ceremony, which will be livestreamed on 24 November, 2022 from 2pm.

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