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It takes a village to be a midwife

18 Aug 2020

 

The contribution and dedication of our nurses and midwives has been recognised with two finalists in the NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2020. 

Nominees Cindy Partridge (Midwife of the Year) and Pia Lambert (Nurse of the Year) showed a commitment to providing compassionate patient care.

For Cindy, a life-changing experience receiving care from Nepean Hospital’s caseload midwifery program helped kick-start a career in health. Now, years later, that same care and compassion is something Cindy delivers daily as part of the same program.

Shocked at the nomination, Cindy is incredibly humbled to be listed as finalist and credits the tireless work of the team around her.

“I value my colleagues for the passion they display for midwifery every day – it definitely takes a village to be a midwife.”

Cindy’s greatest blessing is being able to care for mothers and babies who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

“I am so motivated to provide compassionate continuity of care as they show resilience and put their trust in me to give cultural and clinically safe care for their families. This trust and relationship fuels my passion for closing the gap,” says Cindy.

This year, in line with COVID-19 safety measures, the Awards ceremony will be virtual. Nurses, midwives, their families and the broader community will be able to watch the Award show, which will be streamed on November 26.

There are more than 53,000 nurses and midwives working in NSW Health hospitals and health services, with over 3,000 employed within the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

For more information on the 2020 Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards click here.