Congratulations to Emmeline Fletcher, 2018 winner of the Excellence in Remote Primary Health Care Nursing/Midwifery award sponsored by Centre for Remote Health (CRH) and CRANAplus. This award forms part of the Northern Territory Government, Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards which recognise outstanding nurses and midwives who go above and beyond to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of Territorians.
Emmeline, who has worked in remote health since 2012, is currently a remote area nurse at Borroloola Health Clinic where she holds the child health portfolio. She is a role model for remote area nurses across the Northern Territory, with excellent clinical skills and an innate ability to communicate with clients and their families. She is proactive in seeking out opportunities to engage with isolated members of the community and has a strong patient centred approach.
The award was presented by Tanja Hirvonen from the Centre for Remote Health and accepted on Emmeline’s behalf by Monica Ostigh from the Top End Health Services, at the Gala dinner held on 12 May at the Darwin Convention Centre. “These award nights are a way to shine a light on the tremendous work that the remote area nurses carry out”, said Associate Professor Sue Lenthall, an educationalist with extensive remote area nursing experience.
Congratulations to all recipients of the 2018 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards