SAFETY Bay resident and mental health nurse Amanda Major took home an Excellence in Nursing award on Saturday night at the WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.
The 59-year-old mother of three and first time award winner said she was honoured and surprised to not only have been chosen as a finalist, but to have won.
“After I found out I was finalist I didn’t think I’d go any further but I took home the award,” she said.
“My kids, husband and friends attended the awards night to support me.”
Mrs Major, who works as a mental health nurse at Rockingham hospital, has practiced the profession for 14 years.
“I love the staff you work with and the patients you interact with,” she said.
“I’m also working as a work, health and safety officer for the hospital.”
Health Minister Roger Cook said the awards night would provide an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the almost 38,000 working nurses and midwives across the state.
“Nurses and midwives play a critical role in the State’s health system and are at the forefront of ensuring compassionate, safe and cost effective care to the people of WA,” he said.
“I congratulate all winners and finalists and thank them for their constant commitment to driving innovation within their professions.”