Lisa Wilson of Batemans Bay Hospital has won the 2020 Judith Meppem Leadership Award (Nursing/Midwifery) Award announced today, 26th November at 2pm (AEST).
In accepting the award Lisa said “The real threat to Batemans Bay was on New Years Eve and the sky changed and it went really, really scary. My role on the day was to make sure the patients were cared for in the best possible way. So safety and quality. And that the staff were also considered in every way.”
VIDEO: Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2020 You can find the announcement of Lisa's award at the 1:14:22 mark of the video The NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards is an important annual event that acknowledges the significant skill, passion and valued contributions of nurses and midwives from across NSW Health.
Like many events, organisers have re-imagined the format of the Awards in 2020 to ensure the best and brightest nurses and midwives in NSW are celebrated in a COVID-safe way. The Awards were presented in an online format on 26th November at 2pm (AEST). All nurses and midwives were encouraged to ‘attend’ online and hear about the amazing work of their peers.
The Member for Bega, Andrew Constance congratulated Lisa saying
“Lisa is a deserving winner of this award in an exceptionally challenging year,” Mr Constance said.
“Every day she demonstrates the commitment and skills of nurses and midwives. This is particularly important as we celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
"As a Nurse Manager at Batemans Bay Hospital, Lisa Wilson provided unwavering strength and resilience during the unprecedented bushfire crisis of 2019-20 in the Eurobodalla and its aftermath.
"Her exceptional and significant personal contributions during a time of great fear and loss, showed her staff true collaborative leadership.
"Since the bushfires, Lisa has continued to encourage staff to seek help and counselling, promoting mental health wellness and solidifying respect for the individual needs of everyone.
Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Ms Jacqui Cross said there are more than 53,000 nurses and midwives in NSW, making up 51 per cent of the public health workforce.
I congratulate all the finalists and winners, there is a lot to be proud of in the nurses and midwives of NSW,” Ms Cross said.
“The diversity of where nurses and midwives work and what they do is truly remarkable. These Awards give us the opportunity to showcase and celebrate exceptional nursing and midwifery care.”
“Congratulations to Lisa on her 2020 Award, and on behalf of NSW Health I thank you for your continued dedication and enormous contributions to the health outcomes of patients and communities this year.”