Positive reinforcement

Perth Modern School students Philippa Campbell with Ee Faye Chong, who was recently selected as a north metropolitan region positive image ambassador. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d408557
Perth Modern School students Philippa Campbell with Ee Faye Chong, who was recently selected as a north metropolitan region positive image ambassador. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d408557

Ms Carter and her King Edward Memorial Hospital colleagues Yvonne Hauck (Professor of Midwifery at KEMH and Curtin University) and Renate McLaurin (Women and Newborn Drug and Alcohol Service clinical nurse) are finalists in the 2013 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

As well as individual category nominations, the women are in the running to be named WA Nurse or Midwife of the Year at a gala dinner this Saturday.

Ms Carter said her passion for neonatal intensive care had only grown stronger in the past three decades.

‘I set up the neonatal education program 10 years ago and have since trained more than 8500 medical and nursing staff in newborn resuscitation and health care,’ she said.

‘I run training programs in public and metropolitan hospitals all over the state from Kwinana to Albany.

‘Education is so important because the more people we train to a high standard, then the more babies have a shot at the best possible start to their lives. I’m still amazed by how quickly medicine as changed and improved, it is just wonderful.’