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Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District finalist in the NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery awards, Madeleine Simpson (left) and Tracey Bryan(right).

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District staff recognised for Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery

15 Aug 2022


Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District has congratulated two local midwives who are among 30 finalists nominated for the 10th annual NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.


The finalists, Madeleine Simpson and Tracey Bryan, have been selected from nominations across eight categories which recognise nurses and midwives who have made a difference in clinical practice, management and leadership.


NSW Health Secretary Susan Pearce extended her congratulations to this year’s finalists.


“These awards showcase the exceptional work nurses and midwives are doing in our hospitals each and every day. I want to acknowledge the finalists for their outstanding work and thank all our staff members who continue to deliver high quality care during these challenging times,” Ms Pearce said.


“These awards began in 2013 during my time as Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer and I’m very pleased to now see them entering their 10th year.”


Both Madeleine and Tracey are highly deserving local finalists for the awards, which recognise the dedication of nurses and midwives in the NSW public health system.


Madeleine, midwife of the year finalist, is the Midwifery Unit Manager of the Women’s and Children’s Unit at the Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital. She has led the unit for the last five years and has shown her passion for woman-centred care and empowering her staff.


Tracey, Aboriginal nurse/midwife of the year finalist, began her career as an enrolled nurse at Nepean Hospital Women and Children's division six years ago – and last year graduated as a registered midwife. Tracey now works as an Aboriginal Caseload Midwife, achieving her dream of working alongside Aboriginal women and their families for the continuum of maternity care.


Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Jacqui Cross said each Local Health District and Specialty Network nominated their nurses and midwives in six award categories.


“Colleagues and the community were also invited to nominate individuals for two Healing Heart Awards for exceptional care. These awards recognise nurses and midwives who deliver outstanding patient care and support for families and carers,” Ms Cross said.


Finalists and winners will be celebrated in the Awards ceremony, which will be livestreamed on November 24, 2022 from 2pm.


More information on the 2022 Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards is available here.