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Posted on 15 May, 2018 in News

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

The 2018 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards Gala Dinner was held this evening to announce the recipients of the 2018 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

This important annual event recognises and rewards the great work and achievements of nurses and midwives in the Northern Territory. Congratulations to all recipients of this year’s awards of the 11 award categories across a range of nursing and midwifery specialist areas.

The Northern Territory Administrator’s Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Nursing/Midwifery was presented to Ms Jan Gibbett, Clinical Nurse Manager, Outpatients Department, Top End Health Service.

Ms Jan Gibbett commenced her training as a Nurse in the original Darwin Hospital in Mitchell Street on 3 January 1973, and throughout her career has shown excellence in the work she undertakes.

Other award categories included the Team Award for Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery, which was presented to Palmerston Community Care Centre, and the Client Appreciation Award for Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery which was awarded to Emily Robinson, Registered Midwife, Royal Darwin Hospital

The award presentations concluded with the prestigious 2018 Nurse/Midwife of the Year Award which was presented to Mr Greg Smith, Remote Area Nurse, Maningrida Health Centre. He was also the recipient of the Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery Education and/or Research Award.

Greg is a Remote Area Nurse who has lived and worked in Maningrida for more than six years. Not only does he demonstrate excellence in all aspects of patient care, he has effectively partnered beyond the health sector to lead health promotion efforts to combat rheumatic heart disease in Maningrida.

In addition, Greg undertook a research project with the aim of identifying how Maningrida residents wanted Primary Health Care to be delivered, in order to assist him in meeting client and community health needs. If implemented, his findings could be instrumental in helping to close the gap in health outcomes for Maningrida residents and other remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.

Read the awards recipients' profiles.