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Awards, Recognition & Affiliations

Our nursing and midwifery workforce are frontrunners in care, education and research and we recognise the valuable contribution they make to our community.

Rural and remote placements

The nurses and midwives in Sydney Local Health District are often called on in times of disaster and are deployed to areas that need their help. We have recently helped on the south coast during the bushfires and sent a team up to Lismore during the floods. This flexibility and adaptability shows the kindness and care that is inherent to our nurses and midwives and contributes to a more sustainable workforce.

NSW Heath Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2023

The NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards acknowledge the passion, dedication and contributions of nurses and midwives, who positively impact the health outcomes of patients, women and families across NSW.

A nursing team celebrating together.
SydneyConnect Image: Nursing team of the year 2022, Camperdown, Marrickville and Redfern Acute Care Service, Mental Health

Categories are:

  • Nurse of the Year Award (AIN/EN/RN)  
  • Aboriginal Nurse/Midwife of the Year Award (EN, RN, RM)
  • Team of the Year Award (Nursing and/or Midwifery Team)
  • Judith Meppem Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Award
  • Midwife of the Year Award (AIM/RM)

Nominations are now closed

Nominations for this year's awards closed on Friday, 23 June 2023. The 2023 Finalists will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Collaborations with other stakeholders

Sydney Local Health District is a Gold Affiliate member of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN). As part of the District’s Gold Affiliate Membership, we receive certain benefits which we award to staff.

The successful nominees to receive these benefits for 2023 are as follows:


Successful nominee


Complimentary Membership

Yonglin Rao

Balmain Hospital

Complimentary CPD Leadership Course

Rosina Wan

Concord Hospital

Registration – National Nursing Forum

Daisy Sun

Balmain Hospital

Registration – National Nursing Forum

Jovita Bravo

Concord Hospital

Registration – National Nursing Forum

Carol Donnelly

Tresillian Macksville