Rockingham nurse a finalist at the WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

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Mandy Major, Rockingham General Hospital’s Advanced Skilled Enrolled Nurse in Mental Health is a finalist at this year’s state nursing awards.
March 14, 2018

Rockingham General Hospital’s (RGH) Advanced Skilled Enrolled Nurse in Mental Health Mandy Major has been named as a finalist at the 2018 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards (WANMEA).

Mandy is one of three contenders for the Excellence in Enrolled Nursing category, which will be announced at a gala dinner on International Nurses Day, 12 May.

Mandy was thrilled to be recognised for her work over the past 14 years in the industry.

“I feel honoured and very proud that my colleagues and the hospital see such great qualities in me,” she said.

“I have always taken great pride in my work and having the opportunity to put RGH on the map is great as we have a very dedicated, stand out team across all disciplines.”

Mandy has been at RGH since 2010 and enjoys having the opportunity to nurture the next generation of nurses.

“I am passionate about passing on my skills to develop the workforce and have mentored many nurses, providing a practical and realistic approach whilst maintaining kindness,” she said.

“My greatest advice for nursing graduates is to be true to yourself, lead by example, aspire to always do your best and work in a safe manner that not only protects yourself but your colleagues and patients.”

RGH Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Susan Moore, was thrilled to see Mandy’s hard work and dedication recognised.

“Mandy provides excellent care, support and encouragement and is known to go above and beyond for her patients,” she said.

“She is a very hard working, self-motivated and highly valued team member.”

South Metropolitan Health Service has two other WANMEA finalists:

  • Mr Suki Loe, Nurse Director of Informatics at South Metropolitan Health Service for the category Excellence in Leadership 
  • Barbara O’Callaghan, Clinical Nurse Consultant for the Fiona Stanley Hospital Oncology Department in the category of Excellence in Registered Nursing.