Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

About the awards

Congratulation to this year’s recipients

The Northern Territory Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding efforts of nurses and midwives who are exemplars in their profession, and who make a difference to the health and wellbeing of Territorians on a daily basis.

All nurses and midwives registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and employed within any Northern Territory health service at any time during the 2018 calendar year, were eligible to be nominated.

We are pleased to announce the recipients in the 2019 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

New to Practice Nurse/Midwife of the Year

Janry Ballesteros, Post Graduate Registered Nurse, Palmerston Community Care Centre

Flinders University Award for Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery Education

Jaya Thomas, Acting Director of Nursing, Clinical Learning Education and Research Service, Royal Darwin Hospital

Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery Research

Deidre Widdall, Cognitive Care Project Officer, Cognitive Care Project, Royal Darwin Hospital

Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery Leadership

Rhonda Powell, Director of Nursing, Primary Health Care, Top End Health Services

Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery Innovation

Marilou Dellow, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Palmerston Regional Hospital

Excellence in Aboriginal Healthcare

Trudy Waghorn, Willowra Health Centre Manager Primary Health Care, Central Australia Health Service

Team Award for Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery

Division of Emergency Medicine Nursing Team, Top End Health Service

Client Appreciation Award for Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery

Elizabeth Hondema Registered Nurse, Gove District Hospital Emergency Department

NT Administrator’s Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Nursing/Midwifery

Brycen Brook, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Primary Health Care, Central Australia Health Service

Nurse/Midwife of the Year

Jenny Messell, Juninga Service Manager, Australian Regional and Remote Community Services - Aged Care

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Last updated: 21 May 2019