Nursing and Midwifery Awards

Nurses and midwives make up the largest part of the professional health workforce at Auckland DHB.

The A+ Trust Nursing and Midwifery Awards are held to recognise the skills and qualities required by nurses and midwives, and celebrate the amazing job they do every day.

We encourage applications for the amazing nurses and midwives who work in Primary Care and Residential Care who serve the Auckland DHB population.

Our Nursing and Midwifery Award winners for 2017

The winners of the individual Nursing and Midwifery Awards for 2017 were presented at the Awards evening. Congratulations to all our winners and finalists!

Auckland DHB Chief Nursing Officer’s Award

  • Winner: Elaine Sheirtcliff
  • Finalists: Angela Minto, Cullum Millar

Adult Community and Long Term Conditions Directorate Award

  • Winner: Suzanne Werder
  • Finalists: Ann Giles​, Mata Brown

Adult Medical Directorate Award

  • Winner: Kamlesh Nand
  • Finalists: Poonam Kumari, Soloshini Harirajh

Cancer and  Blood Directorate Award

  • Winner: Valerie Honeyman
  • Finalists: Leanne Wilson, Simone McMillan

Cardiovascular Services (D C McMinn) Award

  • Winner: Nik Adams
  • Finalists: Bernie Lightbourne, Elaine Sheirtcliff

Child Health Directorate & Starship Foundation Excellence in Clinical Practice

  • Winner: Diane Fuller
  • Finalists: Julie Scott, ​Lydia Markham

Clinical Support Award

  • Winner: Sherry Sinclair
  • Finalist: Charlene Bayley

Mental Health and Addictions Directorate Award

  • Winner: Cullum Millar
  • Finalists: Danny Shiferaw, Matthew Wrightson

Perioperative Nurses's Choice Award – OR

  • Winner: Elizabeth Kanivatoa
  • Finalists: Carol Andrew, Jude Fetalino

Perioperative Nurses's Choice Award  – PACU

  • Winner: Gemma Parker
  • Finalists: Anna Bostock, Melissa Pilapil

Surgical Directorate Award

  • Winner: Debbie Perry
  • Finalists: Megan Connolly, Megan Goudie

Women's Health Nursing and Midwifery Award

  • Winner: Annette Gage
  • Finalist: Shenaaz Desai

Aged Residential Home Nursing Award

  • Winner: Cyrene Jabay
  • Finalists:​ Abraham Nolasco, Flora Liu

Primary Health Care Nursing Award

  • Winner: Jayme Kitiona 
  • Finalists: Cherry Chen, Mele Taufa  

Rotary Alistair McFarlane Memorial Award

  • Winner: Darlene DeGouzman
  • Finalist: Paula Albanez

Rotary Anne Craig Medal

  • Winner: Lucy McKeage
  • Finalists: Susannah Matthews, Teresa Campbell

Univeristy of Auckland School of Nursing Trophy for Clinical and Academic Leadership

  • Winner: Jackie Robinson
  • Finalist: Abel Smith

Cecile Thompson Award in Gerontology

  • Winner: Soby Mathai

Kim Williams Scholarship for General Medicine

  • Winner: Michelle Griffen
  • Finalist:​ MinKyung (MK) Byun

Judith Philipson Excellence in Bedside Delivery Award

  • Winner: Kristen Pynenburg
  • Finalists: ​Sarah Maggs, Sue McKnight

T W Bollard Child Health Excellence in Clinical Practice Award

  • Winner: Caroline Radich     

J M Neil Prize in Otorhinolaryngology

  • Winner: Kath Honeybone
  • Finalists: Lyn Russell, Vanessa Anderson

D C Hounsell Prize in Neuroservices

  • Winner: Lorraine MacDonald
  • Finalists: Claire Wu, In Kyoung Jeong

W A Fairclough Award in Ophthalmology

  • Winner: David Garland
  • Finalists: Arlene Laurenciana, Dena D'Souza

Rotary ​Trophy of Tradition

  • Winner: Susan Atherton
  • Finalists: Eileen Gilder, Sandra Almeida

Pat Butcher Lifetime Learning Award

  • Winner: Heather Spinetto
  • Finalists: Ann Doran, Jackie Robinson

Awards Criteria and application process 

Primary Care Award

This award is for an exemplary nurse who meets the following criteria:

  • Acknowledged by peers, the primary care team and patients as an excellent nurse.
  • Takes the lead in new initiatives and quality improvement activities to achieve equitable outcomes and best practice. 
  • Works in partnership with the patient and their family to form working relationships with all disciplines to get the support they need to improve their health and independence.
  • Works with other providers to improve integration across the whole patient journey.
  • Raises the profile and voice of primary health care nursing.

To nominate a deserving nurse or midwife please complete the nomination form [DOCX, 1.2 MB] and email it to: NurseMidwifeAwards@adhb.govt.nz before 27 March 2017

Eligibility

Be employed in the Auckland District Health Board area Primary Care sector.

Aged Residential Care Nursing Award

This will be awarded to a Registered or Enrolled Nurse who is recognised by their peers, patients and patient families as an exemplary nurse that goes above and beyond every day. The nurse demonstrates leadership through a focus on continuous improvement  to improve the patient experience, safety and quality of care.   

Criteria

  • Acknowledged by peers, patients and families as an excellent nurse.
  • Takes the lead in new initiatives and quality improvement activities to achieve best practice and improve the patient experience.
  • Works in partnership with the patient and their family to form working relationships to get the support they need to improve their health and independence.
  • Raises the profile and voice of aged residential care nursing.

To nominate a deserving nurse or midwife please complete the nomination form [DOCX, 1.2 MB] and email it to: NurseMidwifeAwards@adhb.govt.nz before 27 March 2017

Eligibility

Be employed in a Auckland District Health Board area Aged Residential Care Facility.

The entry rules

The following entry rules are applicable:

  1. The awards are open to all nurses and midwives at Auckland DHB.
  2. Applications can be submitted by individuals or teams.
  3. An individual may be nominated for more than one award if they meet the criteria; a separate application should be submitted for each award.
  4. Nominations must comply with the entry word limits, entry guidelines and time deadlines.  Applications close 10 am on 27 March 2017.
  5. Information provided in any nomination will be held by Auckland DHB for the purpose of assessing the applications and promoting the awards. In submitting an application, applicants consent to the publication of some or all of the information contained within their application.

The awards are generously supported by the A+ Charitable Trust (external link)