Bega Valley midwife, Hannah Bird, has been named Southern NSW’s Midwife of the Year for 2023, with the announcement made at a special event in Braidwood recently to celebrate the local nursing and midwifery workforce.
Alison Broadbent, Southern NSW’s District Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Clinical Governance warmly congratulated Pambula midwife Hannah on the achievement.
“On behalf of the District, I wish to congratulate Hannah on her well-deserved accolade,” Ms Broadbent said.
“Hannah’s professionalism, passion and enthusiasm for midwifery care is apparent to all she works with, most especially the many women and families she has supported. Her kindness and compassion are acknowledged by all that cross her path.”
Hannah has been a midwife at Southern NSW Local Health District for more than ten years.
She is currently in a leadership role as Clinical Midwifery Consultant for the District, supporting the District’s commitment to providing a safe and empowering birth experience for local women.
Previously, Hannah was the Maternity Unit Manager at South East Regional Hospital in Bega and also worked as a midwife at Pambula District Hospital.
Southern’s Nursing and Midwifery event was a joint celebration to mark International Day of the Midwife (5 May) and International Nurses Day (12 May).
International Nurses Day recognises and celebrates the commitment, compassion, skill and resilience of our nurses.
Southern’s 1200-strong nursing and midwifery workforce is at the heart of health care delivery across the District, whether it be acute, preventative, primary or community care.
Dedicated nurses help those in our communities at some of the most challenging and critical times of their lives, often going above and beyond to provide quality and compassionate care.
NSW Health annually recognises exceptional nurses and midwives across the health system.
Nominations for the Healing Hearts Award are open to colleagues and consumers to recognise an exceptional nurse or midwife that they know. Nominations close on Friday, 23 June 2023.
For more information visit the NSW Health website.
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