Search is on for Australia’s best nurses and midwives

  • Caitlin Clayer

Caitlin Clayer


The search has officially begun for Australia's best nurses and midwives as nominations open for the 2024 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards.

The Awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators, researchers and personal care workers who are improving health outcomes by providing outstanding care and support for Australians in need.

The 2023 Awards named Caitlin Clayer from Ti Tree Health Clinic in Ti Tree, Northern Territory Nurse of the Year and recognised her efforts as a Remote Area Nurse within the Central Australian Health Service.

As a primary caregiver in a small and remote community, Caitlin supports multiple First Nations communities with chronic disease management, children’s health, women’s health, antenatal and primary health care and works on call to manage emergency situations.

Caitlin shows incredible understanding, empathy and cultural respect to all communities and takes a compassionate and holistic care approach to her work. This has enabled Caitlin to build strong community connections based on mutual respect and trust.

With many remote communities not having a regular midwife, Caitlin’s work in collaboration with outreach midwives and general practitioners helped reduce a barrier to accessing regular services such as Cervical Screening and accessing contraception. 

Do you know an outstanding nurse or midwife who deserves recognition? Employers, colleagues, and patients have until 4 February 2024 to nominate a nursing or midwifery professional or organisation who has demonstrated leadership, innovation, and pursued excellence to deliver high-quality patient care. Learn more and submit nominations:

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