Outstanding nurses and midwives honoured

Ian Williams accepting his Nurse of the Year Award, with Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Patient Support Services Prof Ruth Letts.
Nurse of the Year Ian Williams and Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Patient Support Services Adj Assoc Prof Ruth Letts.
July 4, 2014

Fremantle Hospital and Health Service (FHHS) Emergency Management Unit Nurse Manager Ian Williams has been named Nurse of the Year at the FHHS Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

Held in the same week as International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses’ Day, the annual awards aim to recognise and acknowledge the exceptional contributions of FHHS nurses and midwives.

Ian, who has worked at FHHS for 25 years, was honoured for being a passionate advocate for emergency preparedness.

His enormous individual contribution was integral to FHHS receiving a rating of ‘Met with Merit’ for Emergency and Disaster Planning and Management at last year’s periodic review.

Ian said it was an honour to be recognised and acknowledged the many hardworking nurses who do their jobs to the best of their abilities to benefit the community.

“It’s always good to be recognised by your peers, however there are so many nurses working extremely hard every day who go unrecognised,” Ian said.

“Those nurses deserve this award just as much as I do.”

Winners were selected from nominations submitted by nursing, medical and allied health staff across Fremantle and Kaleeya hospitals.

Congratulations to the following category winners:

  • Clinical Nurse/Midwife – Susan Hoskin, CN Vascular
  • Registered Nurse/Midwife – Blake Mulraney, RN, ED
  • Enrolled Nurse – Patricia Williamson, EN, B8S
  • Graduate Registered Nurse – Cheryl Richardson, GRN, V6
  • Graduate Enrolled Nurse – Jane Robins, GEN, B7S
  • Innovation Excellence Award – Pixie Barrie CNM Diabetes Education
  • Quality Improvement Excellence Award – Natalie Parkes, A/SDE, Staff Development
  • Staff Development Nurse/Midwife Excellence Award – Lauren Hurst, A/SDN, Emergency Department
  • Preceptor Excellence Award – Chris Hayes, RN, Medical Assessment Unit
  • Leadership and Management Award – Jocelyn Cullen, CNM, W5.1 and Ian Williams, Nurse Manager, Emergency Management Unit.