The 2019 NAMAS

The 14th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Awards and Scholarships dinner (NAMAS) took place on Friday 10 May.

The evening was an opportunity to celebrate the work of Monash Health nurses and midwives and recognise the significant achievements of individuals and teams through the presentation of the annual awards.

‘Back to the 80’s’ was the theme for this year was with some incredible costumes, a ‘Totally 80’s’ live band and even a DeLorean car.

Congratulations to all the nominees and award recipients in particular the 2019 nurse of the year, Clare Hellyer.

Access photos from the evening here:

Nursing and Midwifery Award winners:

Outstanding Graduate
WinnerWendy LimRegistered Nurse
WinnerEmily YoungRegistered Midwife
Innovation in Nursing/Midwifery
WinnerJessica Cranston / Rebecca McLochlanLagoon Ward, Monash Children’s Hospital
WinnerElizabeth LeahyAllergy Department, Monash Medical Centre.
Future Emerging Leader
WinnerRuby PipsonResidential and Aged Care, Chestnut Gardens
Highly CommendedJessie PearceWard 2, Moorabbin Hospital
JMPH Excellence
WinnerRoyce Ong31 North, Jessie McPherson
Highly CommendedAnna Garcia31 North, Jessie McPherson
Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery Practice
WinnerClare HellyerNest, Monash Children’s Hospital
Highly CommendedCassanda PreziosoNest, Monash Children’s
Highly CommendedKiraka ‘Patch’ NakazawaCocoon, Monash Children’s
Leadership Achievements
WinnerLisa FosternallyWard 1, Moorabbin Hospital
Highly CommendedAnthony PhamEMR Program, Monash Medical Centre
Team Awards
WinnerNursing and Midwifery Education and Strategy Education Team in MMC Operating Theatre and EndoscopyNAMES
Winner4A Canopy, Monash Children’sMonash Children’s Hospital
WinnerWard 41Monash Medical Centre
Nurse of the Year – Monash Health Foundation
WinnerClare HellyerMonash Children’s Hospital




Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships winners:

HESTA Conference ScholarshipSamantha Lewis
BankVic Conference ScholarshipSally Charlton
Monash University Conference ScholarshipKristy Sen
Monash University Conference ScholarshipKerry Georgiou
Monash University Conference ScholarshipLouise Saliba
Monash health Foundation ScholarshipRenae Nicol
Deakin University Education ScholarshipCatherine Valeri
MAXXIA Nurse of the Year ScholarshipClare Hellyer



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