WSLHD executive director, nursing and midwifery, Joanne Edwards with award winning nurses Robyn Gasparotto, Ana Donnellan and Tendayi Makamba, and Auburn Hospital director of nursing, Kate Murphy.
A NURSE and two midwives from Auburn Hospital, were recognised for providing first-class patient care at a special award ceremony held for International Nurses Day.
Clinical nurse specialist Tendayai Makamba from Auburn's Close Observation Unit, midwife Ana Donnellan from the newborn care unit and clinical midwifery consultant Robyn Gasparotto were among 17 staff from the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) to receive awards.
WSLHD executive director of nursing and midwifery, Joanne Edwards, said the district was lucky to have so many nurses and midwives who were highly dedicated to their patients.
"These staff have displayed a willingness to go the extra mile - they are committed to doing everything they can to provide the best possible care," she said.
International Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 12, the birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard also used the occasion to call for nominations for the State's fifth annual Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards which close on Friday, June 9.
"I encourage community members, patients and colleagues to put forward any nurse or midwife working in the public health system who has made a real difference to the lives and experiences of their patients," he said.