Nominations open for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards

Friday, 12 January 2018

If you know a nurse or midwife who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate them for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

The Awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators and researchers as well as personal care workers for their outstanding performance and achievements in providing exceptional care and leading the way for improvements across a range of health settings.

Nominations for the Awards are being sought from colleagues, patients and employers and are open until 23 February 2018. HESTA CEO, Debby Blakey said in its 12th year the national awards are an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the amazing work of nursing and midwifery professionals.

“For over a decade the Awards have highlighted the profound impact nursing and midwifery individuals and teams have on their communities and the patients they care for. The Awards are an opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of these outstanding professionals who go above and beyond to provide exceptional patient care,” Ms Blakey said.

“Submitting a nomination is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of individuals and teams working in nursing or midwifery who have demonstrated leadership, innovation and pursued excellence to deliver positive care outcomes for Australians.”

ME – the bank for you – a longstanding Awards sponsor, are generously providing a $30,000 prize pool, to be divided among the winners in three award categories — Nurse or Midwife of the Year, Outstanding Graduate and Team Excellence.

Winners will receive $10,000 in a ME Everyday Transaction account towards further education or team development.

To submit a nomination, visit