Meet Annette Bezzant – 2020 RSA National Award for Clinical Excellence winner 

Annette Bezzant is a nurse practitioner at Monash Health and is passionate about holistic kidney disease management. Her work spans across two decades and led her to become one of the first nephrology nurse practitioners at Monash Health. Recently, Annette was awarded the Renal Society of Australasia’s 2020 National Award for Clinical Excellence, a testament to her ongoing dedication to providing the best possible health outcomes for patients with kidney disease. 

Annette’s prior experience working with Indigenous Australians in the NT developed her deep appreciation for the importance of health promotion, education and empowerment in high-risk groups regarding prevention, early detection and management of chronic kidney disease. She translated this powerful insight into her role at Monash Health, applying the key principles to development of a Monash Health Chronic Kidney Disease clinic and a combined diabetic kidney disease clinic, both of which deliver excellence in clinical care to high-risk patients with complex needs. 

In addition to her clinical skill, Annette continues to show kindness and compassion in the way she engages with her patients. She is a role model for the nursing team across the Nephrology service and recently received a STAR Award for her workShe has a genuine love for her work and always goes the extra mile for both her patients and her team. Congratulations Annette!  

Approved by Katrina Nankervis

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