Nurse and midwife named best in WA

May 13, 2016

An Armadale Health Service (AHS) nurse and midwife have taken out top honours in their respective categories at this year’s WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Elsie Joseph won the Excellence in Registered Nursing category for establishing the hospital’s intravascular service that provides patients with access to timely treatments closer to home.

“I am humbled to be recognised by my peers and want to thank the hospital’s management, medical teams and my colleagues for their amazing support,” Elsie said.

“As nurses, we feel for the patients we care for and strive to do all we can to make a positive difference in their lives.”

Clinical Midwife Belle Sexton received the Excellence in Midwifery Award for her role in developing the Supporting Those at Risk (STAR) antenatal clinic for women.

“Providing a woman-centred approach to engage vulnerable women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey is one of the most rewarding aspects of my midwifery career,” Belle said.

“I am grateful to be working with an amazing team of multidisciplinary health professionals who share my passion to provide accessible care to women most at risk.”

For a full list of winners, visit the Nursing and Midwifery Awards website (external site).