Celebrating our nurses and midwives

Our District is home to more than 6000 dedicated and compassionate nurses and midwives who come to work every day and provide the highest standard of care to patients and their families.  

To commemorate International Day of the Midwife (5 May) and International Nurses Day (12 May), nursing and midwifery staff at The Sutherland Hospital were provided with coffee and some very sweet treats. A short award ceremony was then followed at Gymea Tradies club.  

Over at St George Hospital (SGH), nurses and midwives were provided with gifts and muffins. The muffins provided the nutrients to have the energy to dance the whole night at SGH’s Nurses and Midwives Ball.  

Further up North, the Royal Hospital for Women indulged each ward with an afternoon tea box, as well as awarding the 2024 Midwife of the Year award to Sarah Whelan, and the 2024 Nurse of the Year award to Clare Thomas.  

At Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH), teams battled it out in ‘The Great Debate’ but all feuds were put to rest when the goody bags arrived. POWH also celebrated with their sold-out inaugural Nurses Ball.   

Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital (SSEH) hosted daily quizzes, games and prizes culminating in an all-staff BBQ and Awards Ceremony. 

Aldrich Montoya, SSEH 2024 Nurse of the Year has said that “it is an honour to win the SSEH 2024 Nurse of the Year award. To be recognised for the service that I provide for this hospital, its patients and their families is an affirmation of why I do the work that I do. I am truly grateful”.  

Nurses and midwives across the SESLHD Mental Health team, Garrawarra Hospital, War Memorial Hospital and Calvary Hospital also celebrated with full stomachs, fun activities, and lots of appreciation.  

As a present from the Executive Nursing and Midwifery team, all nurses and midwives took home a pair of fun socks featuring stethoscopes, syringes and the red cross health symbol. A wardrobe staple for this cold weather!  

SGH nurses and midwives at their ball