Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated for an award, and thanks to all those who took time to make a nomination. See below for a full list of who has been nominated under which category.

All nominations will be now collated and judged by a panel. We're making plans for how we'll celebrate the achievements of our staff under the constraints of COVID-19 alert levels 1 and 2, and will share news when plans have been finalised. ​

The nominees​

Hiranga Haumanu / Clinical Excellence
  • Paula McKinnel (Wound Care CNS); Lynsey Sutton-Smith (ICU CNS), Ashleigh Boyce (Nurse Educator 5North) Heather Schulz (previous WC CNS secondment), Wound Care CNS
  • Alexandra Dent, NICU
  • Anita Krammer, Kate Humphreys, Ryan Rodger, Sarah Francis, Shinae Bailey and Viv Butcher, Outpatient Hand Therapy, Physiotherapy & Podiatry
  • AWHI- Advancing Wellness At Home Initiative, ORA
  • CCDHB Bowel Screening Team, Gastroenterology Department
  • Dr Alain Marcuse, MHAIDS
  • Duncan Sutherland, James Westbury, Gay Sanford and Gill Manderson, Community pharmacists
  • Emily Walsh, Endocrine, Diabetes and Research Centre
  • Ginny Evans, Wellington eye clinic
  • Hollie Thomas, Lenka Dowdell, Louise Broomfield and Carolyn Kirker, 'Smart Pump' working group
  • Kelsee Bax, Occupational Therapist, WRH inpatient team
  • Lizzie Collings, Pharmacy
  • Nadine Gray, Faster Cancer Treatment Team (Cancer Nurse Coordinators)
  • Pacific Navigation Service, Tū Ora Compass Health
  • Rebecca Jewell, Concussion Service, Wellington Community ORA Team
  • Robert Dano, Ward 6 East and Acute Frailty Unit/MCC
  • Ward 5 South IPC team Ward 5 South ​
Hautūtanga Taiea / Outstanding Leadership
  • Albie Calope, Malvina Major Retirement Village
  • Anjana Naidu, Nursing and Midwifery Office
  • Aoife O'Reilly, ORA Allied Health (SLT and Dietetics)
  • Capital and Coast Child Development Service, Child Health Service
  • Cherie Seamark, Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai
  • Gemma Askew MHAIDS: Wairarapa Adult and Younger Persons Mental Health Teams
  • Helen Rigby, 2DHB Covid Vaccination Programme – Workforce Office Lead
  • Jo Gibbs, ORA Allied Health (Outpatient Physio, Hand Therapy and Podiatry)
  • Joanna (Jo) Allen, Child Development Service - Team Leader
  • Julie Quilter, Wellington Theatres, OT 12 (Neuro)
  • Michelle Ramos, Operating theatres
  • Michelle Staniforth, Emergency Department
  • Pacific Covid collaborative team (CCDHB Pacific Unit, Tu Ora Pacific staff) , CCDHB Pacific Unit, Tu Ora Pacific staff
  • Paul Sayers, Cannons Creek Boxing Academy CCBA (Billy Graham Youth Foundation)
  • Sandy Lyster Breast CNS, Breast Service
  • Tim McElroy, Radiology
  • Victoria Roper & Michelle Vincent, CCDHB Maternity​
Hiranga i te Wāhi Mahi / Excellence in the Workplace
  • Aiddie Mae Plimmer, IPC CNS, Infection Control Service
  • Chelsea Marsh, Dietitian
  • Dan Mustapic, Atareira
  • GEMS project team, Mary Potter Hospice
  • Helen Golds, Kate Dominikovich and Jo Graham, Mary Potter Hospice, Inpatient Unit
  • Hikitia Te Wairua             
  • ICU Pandemic Surge Relief Team Training Resource Team
  • Marie Habowska and Wendy Symes, MIQF Nursing Team
  • Nadine Morrison, Operating Theatre
  • Peter Godden-Steele, Te Omanga Hospice
  • Radiology Admin Team 
  • Heike and Ellen, Radiology Assistants
  • Ruta Gray, Radiology Team
  • Sabah Ahmad, Health and Safety Service
  • Sarah Mahapure, Wellington Hospital operating theatre
  • Shinae Bailey, Hand Therapy Department
  • Sonika Supriya Kumar, Cardiology​
Toa Ranga i te Tira / 2DHB Champion of Collaboration and Integration
  • Cat Li, Pharmacy
  • Co-Response Team, MHAIDS
  • COVID Community Response Team,  Strategy, Planning & Performance
  • Health Equity Team, Mary Potter Hospice
  • Hem Devan/Cheryl Davies/Dagmar Hempel/Louise Lynch, Wellington Pain Management/Kokiri Marae/Otago University
  • Kāpiti Community Health Network Team, Sarah Duncan (Network Manager) - CC & HV DHB, Tū Ora & Te Ātiawa
  • Managed Isolation and Quarantine Facilities (MIQF) +Borders Nursing Team, CCDHB, Wellington Facilities
  • Sarah Togher, Dementia Wellington
Hiranga Auaha, Whanake me te Anga Whakamua / Excellence in Innovation, Improvement and Future Thinking
  • Amy McKinney and Kath Hedley, Community ORA - early response & telehealth
  • Carol Kearns, Pharmacy
  • Enliven Clinical Services Improvement team, PSC Enliven
  • E-medication chart group: Robin Perks (ICT), Caroline Chembo and Mary Mallon (Renal Service)
  • Steve McGinnity and Stuart McCaw, MHAIDS
  • The Salvation Army, Bridge Project
  • Tū Ora Quality Team
  • Wound Team Community Health Service 
Hāpaitia Ō Tātou Uaratanga / Living our Values
  • Andre Baker, Justine Te Moananui-Makirere, Sarah Duncan, Māori/Population health team - Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust
  • George Underhill and Tawhirimatea
  • Kāpiti District Nurses, Community Health Service
  • Louise Corlett, Main outpatients Wellington and Kenepuru
  • Maire Ransfield, Te Whare Marie (Specialist Māori Mental Health)
  • Melissa Brazier, ORA Community team Wellington
  • ORA Community Teams Wellington, Kenepuru, Kāpiti & AWHI, ORA ​​
Tāpaetanga Taiea a tētahi Kaimahi Kē Atu / Outstanding Contribution by Non-Clinical Staff
  • Carmela Ercolano, Physiotherapy Outpatients
  • Clinical Typists, Administration services
  • Dev Jayasinghe, Administrator Ward 6 South
  • Eirenei Vailaau-Ah Kuoi Atamu EFKS Porirua
  • Hine Simpson, Kenepuru Hospital Transport Department
  • IT Operations Team, Tū Ora Compass Health
  • Kerrie Pihema, Personal Safety Advisor, Capability Development
  • Korina McLean, Kaimanaaki for Regional Forensic & Rehabilitation Inpatient Service
  • Liam Kavanagh, Anaesthesia
  • Linda Lankshear , Cashmere Home and Cashmere Heights
  • Mark Ballantyne and Facilities Management team
  • Tasia Houtas and Raewyn, Neonatal Trust Shop
  • Outpatients Dept. Reception Team, Kenepuru Hospital
  • Radiology Admin
  • Robi Kurian, Allied Health Assistant with ORA acute inpatient teams
  • Sally Nafee, Pharmacy Services
  • Saskia van Stockum, Early Intervention Service
  • Shelly Alexander, Recruitment
  • Symposium organising team, Mary Potter Hospice​
Kaitūao o te Tau / Volunteer of the year
  • Wellington Hospitals Foundation Sewers, Knitters and Quilter team
  • Graham, Wellington Hospitals Foundation
  • Joan Dodd, volunteer who supports Pain in Pregnancy hydrotherapy class, ORA Services
  • John and Arlo, Hospital Volunteers - Ward 6 Kenepuru
  • Siaosi Anamani, Tu Ora Compass Health
  • Sue Grimwood and Shanon Peters, Wellington Hospitals Foundation
  • ICU volunteer team, Wellington Hospitals Foundation    
Tāpaetanga Taiea ki ngā mahi nēhi / Outstanding contribution to nursing
  • Abigail Javier, Gastroenterology
  • Anjali Lavulavu, Health Pasifika Community Mental Health Team
  • Debbie Sweet, Ngā Taiohi
  • Gabrielle Driscoll, Palliative Care CNS
  • Infection Prevention and Control Clinical Nurse Specialist Team
  • Janet Dunbar, Cardiology
  • Janice Tijsen, Hospital Palliative Care
  • Kāpiti Health Care Assistants: Jong, Jenny, Kerri, Lianne, and Megan, Specialist Medicine, Cancer and Community
  • Leonie Liddicoat, Kāpiti District Nurses, Specialist Medicine, Cancer and Community
  • Lezamie (Mae) Gadd, Patient Care Coordinator
  • Liz Forward, Ward 4 Kenepuru
  • Louise Lewis, Immunisation Coordinator, Tu Ora Compass Health
  • Malia Gray, Kenepuru Ward 5
  • Matti Kernaghan, Intensive Rehab, Tāne Mahuta, Regional Rehab Service, MHAIDS
  • Nadine Gray, Faster Cancer Treatment Team, WBCC
  • Sia Ioapo, 5 General Medicine
  • Tessy Attwell, Emergency Department, CCDHB
  • Zaffer Malik, CHOPI
  • Zitah-Jenay Fa'aleiua, Gastroenterology department​
Tāpaetanga Taiea ki ngā mahi kaiwhakawhānau / Outstanding contribution to midwifery
  • Anne Chapman, Women's Health/Maternity
  • Domino Midwives
  • Victoria Roper & Michelle Vincent, CCDHB Maternity​
Tāpaetanga Taiea ki te Pūtahitanga Hauora, Pūtaiao me te Hangarau / Outstanding contribution to Allied Health, Scientific & Technical
  • Aoife O'Reilly, Speech Language Therapy Team Leader
  • Daniel Seller, Wellington Physiotherapy Team, ORA
  • Estelle Strickland, ORA Allied Health - Kenepuru
  • Lorraine Tetley  ORA Social Work - Paediatrics
  • Natalie Bull, Janet Moananu, Brenda Jeffries and Megan Bocock, Social Workers, ORA Allied Health
  • Scott Rusbridge Mental Health Service Older Persons Inpatient Team
  • Tracey Badcock, ORA Kenepuru rehab ward​
Tāpaetanga Taiea ki te umanga hauora / Outstanding contribution to the medical profession
  • Dr Chris Fawcett, Tu Ora Compass Health
  • Jennifer Thompson, General Medicine physician
  • Kate Scott, ORA
  • Ross Wilson, Paediatrics
  • Sarah Jackson, QIPS​


Last updated 4 October 2021.