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  • 2021 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards now open

    Author: Haley Williams

HESTA is calling on Australians to show their appreciation and support for the nation's nurses and midwives by submitting a nomination to the 2021 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

Colleagues, patients and employers have until 7 February 2021 to nominate a nursing or midwifery professional who has demonstrated leadership, innovation and pursued excellence to deliver high-quality patient care.

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Heading into its 15th year, the Awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators, researchers and personal care workers for their outstanding work to provide exceptional care, leading the way for improved health outcomes.

HESTA CEO Debby Blakey said the COVID-19 pandemic has further demonstrated the immense impact these professionals have in keeping communities healthy and safe.

"Our nurses and midwives are the backbone of our community; they deserve to be recognised," said Ms Blakey.


"The global COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the incredible work and dedication of our healthcare professionals, who have gone above and beyond to deliver quality patient care during a very difficult time.

"Nominating in these Awards is an opportunity to show support for and give thanks to all our nurses and midwives and acknowledge their hard work and achievements."

The $30,000 prize pool will be split equally between the winners of each category, including Nurse of the Year, Midwife of the Year and Outstanding Organisation.

Sponsor ME Bank Acting CEO Adam Crane said the organisation was incredibly proud to support nurses and midwives through the Awards program.

"This is such an important award. It recognises the unsung heroes, the local legends who help us at every stage of our lives – from birth to old age. We applaud every one of this year's future nominees," said Mr Crane.

2020 Nurse of the Year Award winner, Tania Green, Plastic Surgery Unit Monash Health, said winning the award was a personal triumph, but more importantly, it highlighted Cleft Pals' vital work.

"Nursing is more than just a job. It's a part of who you are. By making the most of opportunities, nursing can create an exciting and dynamic career.

"When I received the phone call from HESTA, my surprise quickly turned to delight. I was a successful finalist in the 2020 Australian Nursing and Midwifery awards!

"My mind raced to the opportunities this award would provide in putting the spotlight on the expert multidisciplinary Cleft team here at Monash Children's Hospital and, more importantly, for our patients and families," said Ms Green.

Finalists will be announced on 6 April 2021 and winners revealed at the Awards ceremony in Melbourne on 6 May 2021, pending COVID-19 safety restrictions.

For more information or to submit a nomination, visit


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Haley Williams

Haley Williams has a Bachelor of Communication in Journalism and over a decade of experience in the media, marketing and communications industries.

She is a widely published journalist with a particular interest in writing magazine features on parenting, health, fitness, nutrition and education.

Before becoming a freelance journalist, Haley worked as a writer for NeoLife (a worldwide nutrition company), News Limited and APN News & Media.

Haley also has extensive experience as an SEO Content Writer and Digital Marketing Strategist.