Auckland DHB celebrates outstanding nurses and midwives

Last week, Auckland DHB held its annual Nursing and Midwifery Awards evening in recognition of the organisations exceptional nurses and midwives.

The award evening coincides with International Day of the Midwife, and International Nurses Day which falls on the birthday of Florence Nightingale.  

A total of 24 awards were presented to nurses and midwives for their outstanding work in clinical practice, leadership and education.

This year, guests shared in a significant moment of the evening during the inaugural hand over of the Te Kauae Raro Māori Nursing and Midwifery Award winner’s korowai (cloak) to the 2019 recipient Linda Chalmers, Associate Nurse Director Workforce Development and Learning.

Linda was presented the specially designed korowai by last year’s winner Dawson Ward. The significance of passing the korowai from the previous winner to the next represents a passing of spirit and knowledge from those before, to subsequent recipients and generations to come.

Chief Nursing Officer Margaret Dotchin said: “These annual awards are one part of our commitment to ensure we recognise, celebrate and energise nursing and midwifery excellence and continue to strengthen the role and contribution of nursing and midwifery at Auckland DHB.”

“This year more than 200 of our amazing nurses and midwives were nominated for an award.  Reading through the nominations for the awards is a highlight for me. There is no doubt everyone nominated really does deserve to be recognised.”

“We can all be incredibly proud of what the nurses and midwives at Auckland DHB achieve every day.”

Auckland DHB Board Chair Pat Snedden said: “The contribution nurses and midwives make - make a huge difference.  On behalf of the Board I want to acknowledge all nurses and midwives.

Thank you for the excellent work you do for patients, thank you for the brilliance you bring to Auckland DHB, thank you for your willingness to be vulnerable so we can continue to get better.  Thank you for everything you do for the people we serve.”

Congratulations to all our winners of the 2019 Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

Click here to see the full list of finalists and winners.

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