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Our nursing and midwifery award finalists lead the way

Three St John of God Health Care (SJGHC) nurses and midwives are finalists in the upcoming WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

St John of God Health Care nurses 

Dr Gail Ross-Adjie from St John of God Murdoch Hospital is one of two finalists in the Excellence in Research category for her work in clinical research.

Midwifes Emma Cook from St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital and Julie Rakic from St John of God Midland Public Hospital are finalists in the Excellence in Midwifery category.

SJGHC Group Director of Nursing Cynthia Dowell said Gail’s nomination was particularly significant.

Research is a priority at St John of God Health Care and Gail’s work highlights the important role nurses can play in research, particularly with the bedside knowledge they bring,” Cynthia said.

“Gail’s selection as a finalist in the upcoming awards is great recognition of her work and the efforts all of our nurses in research.”

Cynthia said all SJGHC finalists had made outstanding contributions to their hospitals and wished them luck in the awards.

“Julie has set up the very busy maternity unit at the new St John of God Midland Public Hospital, while Emma is leading the way with education at Mt Lawley, particularly highlighted through her online blog,” Cynthia said

“Having our nurses and midwives highlighted as being leaders in their field highlights the way St John of God Health Care continues to provide excellence in nursing care.”

WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards winners will be announced on 6 May 2017.

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