Coffs Harbour Nurse Educator named a Staff Member of the Year finalist in NSW Health Awards

MNCLHD Clinical Nurse Educator Alison Taylor from Coffs Harbour Health Campus has been named a finalist in the NSW Health Awards.

MID North Coast Local Health District has congratulated Clinical Nurse Educator Alison Taylor from Coffs Harbour, recently named among the 36 finalists of the NSW Health Awards, for her exceptional contribution to the public health system.

Alison is a finalist in the Staff Member of the Year category.

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She is described by colleagues as an inspiring leader who has created and implemented several innovative projects to improve the care provided for patients with a mental illness.

Alison is passionate about working collaboratively to integrate patients and their families into the centre of their care and creates a positive culture to support staff wellbeing.

Happy by nature, she bears an infectious smile, and her positive attitude promotes change and enhances care for mental health consumers in all areas of the hospital.

MNCLHD Chief Executive Stewart Dowrick said Alison is a highly deserving local finalist for the awards.

He noted his pride is her public recognition for her “outstanding passion, collaboration and dedication to our patients and their families”.

In congratulating all finalists NSW Health Secretary Susan Pearce said, “These awards recognise our amazing staff and volunteers across the health system.

“I continue to be in awe of the achievements of NSW Health staff, who display such incredible innovation and compassion as they care for their communities.

“I congratulate the finalists, but I also want to acknowledge the vital work being done across the system every day, by doctors, nurses, allied health, volunteers and all other support staff.”

Finalists and winners will be celebrated at the NSW Health Awards ceremony, which will be held on Tuesday, 24 October at the Sydney International Convention Centre.

Now in its 25th year, the awards recognise personalised, sustainable, and digitally enabled programs that contribute to the wellbeing of patients and the community.


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