Northern NSW nurses named as finalists in NSW Nursing Awards

Northern NSW nurses named as finalists in NSW Nursing Awards
Two senior nurses from Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) are among the finalists in this year’s Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

Held annually since 2013, the awards recognise the contribution and dedication of the 52,000 nurses and midwives working across the state in the NSW public health system.

Clinical Nurse Consultant, Kathryn De Souza, is a finalist in the category ‘Excellence in Innovation- Education’ for her work in dementia care and training.

Kathryn has co-designed, developed and delivered online education programs in dementia care for clinicians across NSW. She is regarded as a leader in dementia education.

“I am deeply honoured to have been nominated for this award in recognition for the work we are doing in providing dementia education for staff across NSW,” Kathryn said.
“I am blessed to have one of the best jobs in the district. I absolutely love the work we do on the dementia care team.
“Each one of us wants to see the best outcomes for people living with dementia and their carers.”

Nurse Practitioner Anne Moehead is a finalist in the category ‘Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery – Clinical Leadership’.

Anne is an expert in the field of psychogeriatrics and dementia, leading the way in innovative dementia education, which is evidence-based and transferrable to the workplace.

Anne is known for her integrity, humility and leadership spirit and her belief in the people she is working with.

The award ceremony will be held at NSW Parliament House on 27 September.

Between mid 2012 and mid 2018 NNSWLHD has increased its workforce by an additional 655 additional full time equivalent staff – an increase of over 17 per cent including 140 more doctors and 183 more nurses.

Pictured above are Anne Moehead (L) and Kathryn De Souza.

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