Nurses and midwives: A quest for the best

Nominations for the 14th annual Northern Territory Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards are now open.

The awards offer a unique opportunity to recognise the invaluable efforts of Territory nurses and midwives.

This year there are 14 award categories across a range of nursing and midwifery specialist areas. This includes two new awards. They are the Team Award for Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery and the other new award is the Client Appreciation Award for Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery, which is targeted at health consumers to allow them to acknowledge a nurse or midwife they know.

The award recipient for the Lifetime Achievement category will receive $2000. Recipients for all other awards receive $500 and may be selected as Territory Nurse or Midwife of the Year, which carries a prize of $2000.

Nominations close on 3 March 2017, with the award recipients announced at the gala dinner, on 13 May 2017.

To submit a nomination online please go to www.nmea.nt.gov.au.