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International Nurses Day 2012

International Nurses Day is celebrated once a year across the globe in recognition of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. On May 12 we acknowledged nurses across the Capital and Coast District who have met the challenge of putting evidence into action to improve the health and wellbeing of the people and families of this District.

The contribution is significant and wide ranging and has impacts at every level of the health care system. There is real value in hearing this contribution, albeit briefly. It highlights the many different lenses through which nursing is viewed from those working in acute care, through to primary health care, community and aged care settings. Being able to see this whole picture is becoming increasingly important for us all as we move to a focus of integrated services, collaboration and partnerships across the health care continuum.


Ellen Dougherty Award  
Paula McKinnel
Paula is the epitome of the ‘professional role model’ and her hard work and excellent outcomes over the past 12 months are to be commended and celebrated. She is so enthusiastic about wound management and this comes through in her dealings with staff and patients. Her breadth and depth of knowledge is formidable and when all else fails she is a great advocate for common sense.

Lucy Gunn Award 
Faith Woodcock 

Recognition of the Whetu Kanapa award from Te Ao Maramatanga New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses
Mere Hammond

Charge Nurse Manager award
Fiona Houghton 

IND Theme Award for outstanding nursing practice in Closing the Gap - From Evidence to Action
Sandy Bryant

Accomplished level on Enrolled Nurses PDRP
Angela Crespin from Waikanae Health Centre
Joy Nofoasaefa from Kemp Home and Hospital

Expert level on Registered Nurse
Jane Bilik Ward 7 South and PAR Team
Jane Bodkin Consultation Liaison Psychiatric Service
Pip Cresswell Diabetes Service
Julie Johnson Transit Service
Debbie Jordan Consultation Liaison Psychiatric Service
Teal Ng Radiology
Peter O Kane Te Whare O Matairangi
Jayne Sheppard ICU
Chris Southerwood ICU

Expert level on the PDRP:
Sara Best runs the district nurse clinic at Kenepuru
Natascha Gough works at Eldon Lodge and is the first nurse in the ARC sector to achieve expert level
Averil Grant works with the Kapiti Psychogeriatric Team 
Elizabeth Kupa works in the Ophthalmology Team.
Paul Peacock is the cardiac rehabilitation nurse
Danie Ralph works for Community Alcohol and Drug Service  and Opoid Treatment Service as primary care liaison Nurse  and Training Coordinator
Aseni Ratanayake, Chronic Pain Service 
Heather Schulz, outpatients department
Rebecca Sommerscales, ICU
Robyn Taylor, Nurse Team Leader at Karori Medical Centre
Angela Wagstaff, ACNM of Surgical Admissions and Second Stage recovery

HCA Award
Elaine Kane, Wellington Community Health Service

HHS Awards
Amy Best
Chantelle Eden
Rob Lewis
Lesley Maskery
Leah North
BJ Ramsay
Sue Wolyncewicz

Whitireia Award for a nurse in the first year of practice
 Jessica Molner

Preceptor award for outstanding support of graduates on the NETP programme
Lynley Batson

Nurses working in Primary Healthcare and Community
Ioana Amusia and Alison Mitchell.
Liz Dutton
Helen Janssen
Robyn Taylor

Nurses working in aged and residential care
Alberto Calope
Theresa Jones
Natascha Gough
Helen Green
Samantha Ogilvie