Nursing Trailblazers share how they were nominated for prestigious award

The Health Minister’s Award for Nursing Trailblazers acknowledges nurse-led innovations and models of care which significantly improve health outcomes for the Australian community through evidence-based processes. To mark the opening of nominations for the 2021 award, we spoke to two of our previous finalists to discover how they came to be nominated for the award.   Shannon Wallis MACN ¬–  MeCare Nurse Unit Manager at…

Matiu Bush MACN

Battling loneliness – one street at a time

ACN Member Matiu Bush MACN, one of the Finalists for the Health Minister’s Award for Nursing Trailblazers, is the founder of One Good Street, a social impact platform to encourage neighbour-initiated care for older residents at risk of social isolation and loneliness. Currently the General Manger for Infection Prevention Operation COVID-19 accommodation in Victoria, Matiu…

Nurse and midwife receive historic Fellowship honour

Professor Sandy Middleton FACN and Professor Caroline Homer have been admitted as Fellows to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS). Professor Middleton is the third nurse and Professor Homer the first midwife to be bestowed the honour. AAHMS Fellowships recognise individuals for their “distinguished achievements and exceptional contributions to health and medical…