Latest news 13 May 2016 | Last night we celebrated excellence in two of our organisations’ core professions – nursing and midwifery.

The 2016 Nursing and Midwifery Awards were a time to honour some of our top nurses and midwives, from those who are newly graduated, to those in senior leadership roles.

We were particularly privileged to have Esme Green join us and present the Esme Green Scholarship Award to Teena Renny Joseph. Esme was Middlemore’s first trainee nurse. She started in 1947 when the hospital was first opened.

Winner of the Director of Nursing Award, Pauline Owens with DoN Denise Kivell

The top award of the night, the Director of Nursing Award went to Stroke Nurse Specialist, Pauline Owens. Pauline was the recipient of flights, accommodation and registration for the APAC Forum in Sydney.

Also of particular note was the presentation of the inaugural Primary Care Integrated Team of the Year. This new award was created by Karyn Sangster to recognise the immense work that goes on in primary care. This prize was awarded to Pukekohe Primary Health Care for their outstanding work in rolling out the ARI (at risk individuals) programme to over 450 patients at their practice.

Special thanks to Denise Kivell for hosting the evening and to all our staff for submitting your nominations. We also wish to thank our guest speaker Nigel Latta, who entertained and inspired us.

See all the photos from the night here.

The full list of winners:


Graduate Nurse / Midwife Award:  Nursing:  Tania Fenton
Midwifery:  Gemma Withington
Mental Health:  Elenoa Hafoka
Primary Care:  Leah Bennett
Best Support Person Award:

Nursing:  Marcellino [Mars] 
Midwifery:  Lalita Kumar
Mental Health: Kenneth Flavell
Primary Care: Michelle Gilbert 

Most Valuable Preceptor Award: Nursing:  Natalie Harrison
Midwifery:  Jennifer Campbell
Mental Health: Andrew Lambourn
Primary Health Care:  Susan Wharmby
MIT Investing in Nursing Preceptor Award Christine Whitmore
Excellence in Clinical Practice Award:

Nursing:  Phillipa Day
Midwifery:   Kelly McConville   
Mental Health:  Yiwen Yuan
Primary Health Care:  Suzie King

Excellence in Clinical Practice – Senior Nurse Award:

Nursing:  Marion Gibson
Mental Health: Jeremy Stockton
Primary Care: Karen Long 

Quality Improvement Award:

Adrienne Batterton

AUT Midwifery Award:

Lissa Yates

Maaori Nursing Award:

Sandra Neva

Pacific Nursing Award:

Easter Harriet Pauga
Fakaola Otuafi

Womens Health Service Award: Debra Fenton
Kidz First Service Award: Kirsty Goodin
Mental Health Service Award: Safe Practice Effective Communication Education Team with Kathy Moore, Alasdair Hastings, Michelle Atkinson and Richard Webber led by Denise Black
Adult Rehabilitation and Health of Older People Service Award: Julie Yap
Health of Older People – Residential Care Award: Alexandra Zemanova
School Nursing Service Award: Kate Chitar 
District Nursing Award Rapid Response Team at Franklin – Helen Lees, Karen Ballard & Susan Wharmby
Primary care integrated team of the year service award: Pukekohe Family Health Care
Critical Care Service Award: Jenny Stewart
Surgical & Ambulatory Care Service Award: Annie Lee
Medicine & Clinical Support Service Award: Susana Mogol
Cancer Nurse Coordinator team: Anne-Marie Wilkins, Larissa Ferguson, Nazma Khan, Jo Norcott, Hannah Miller, Caroline Fowler, Leani Curtis, Jennifer van der Westhuizen, Kath Taylor, Suzanne Marshall, Vandana Singh, Claire Paul, Trish Leathem, Leilani Jackson, Tanya Weeks, Simileshni Kumar, Georgena Small
University of Auckland Leadership / Innovation Award: Jacqui Wynne-Jones
Emergency Care Service Award: Emergency Care Research Team – Debbie Hailstone, Sandra Neva, Rebecca Maquire, Wendy Sundren and Olivia Marti
Leadership Award: Valerie Richardson
DoN (Director of Nursing) Award:  Pauline Owens
Congraulations to our new new practitioners:

Jo Eustace
Rubashnee Naidoo



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