NNT Uniforms launched a healthcare awards program in honour of the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020’ on Feb 21st 2020. This program aimed to highlight the heart-warming stories of nurses and midwives across Australia. Nominations closed on April 12th 2020.
As the leading uniform provider to the healthcare industry, we know how hard healthcare teams work on a daily basis. Now, given the COVID-19 health pandemic, recognition was more important than ever.
We received an overwhelming number of nominations from patients, colleagues, friends and family members nominating the inspiring nurses and midwives in a part of their lives they felt deserved some acknowledgement.
The NNT Uniforms awards program recognised practising Australian nurses and midwives, who give back to their local community, are inspirational, selfless, caring and compassionate in what they do. The winners have demonstrated great courage and creativity in their work, inspired others, have the ability to lead as well as to follow, and maintained integrity in difficult circumstances. This award acknowledges those professionals who have made a difference to the lives of an individual and their significant others, through the demonstration of exceptional kindness. A panel of judges from NNT Uniforms selected the deserving winners.
NNT’s judging panel had the difficult task of selecting a winner but found this nomination of Lucy’s stood out above the rest. “Lucy was nominated 6 times by peers and patients so she was hard to overlook. This indicated to us that Lucy clearly absolutely loves what she does and she expresses this in the care she provides. People think very highly of Lucy and the care and training she provides to all.”
Exceptional level of care from Lucy in all facets of midwifery - breastfeeding, pain management, emotional support etc. Her approach to her patients is kind, considerate, nurturing, supportive yet so very professional at the same time. We will never forget Lucy after the birth of our first son, she held my hand as I made the journey into motherhood and her experience and care was invaluable. It’s not often you find a professional who lives and breathes their job with such passion, love and grace as Lucy does.
As with our selected Nurse, judging panel stated, “What really stood out is that she has challenged herself in not only working in palliative care but also for those in isolated indigenous communities. It is clear that her colleagues appreciate her hard work and dedication to her job which is why she deserves this award.”
Abbe has dedicated 10 years of her career to palliative care after recognising an opportunity to provide additional support and care once a patient transitioned out of the hospital environment. By providing at home care and love to her palliative care patients Abbe was able to support them and their families through difficult times. More recently, Abbe has joined the Royal Flying Doctor Service Clinical Team where she provides support to remote areas of South Australia including Indigenous Australian communities and isolated stations. Abbe's hard work and selflessness doesn’t go unnoticed in the workplace and by the patients she treats.
The winner of ‘Midwife of the Year 2020’ was publicly announced on May 5th 2020 (International Midwives Day) and ‘Nurse of the Year 2020’ was publicly announce on May 12th 2020 (International Nurses Day). Each winner had the option to receive a $2000 AUD travel voucher or, given the current COVID-19 crisis, $2000 AUD cash.