The Inaugural ACE Primary Health Care Awards, May 8th 2013
Acknowledging, celebrating and encouraging excellence in primary health care practice was commended recently when Northland primary health care practitioners and one organization were honoured at the inaugural ACE Awards, hosted by Te Tai Tokerau and Manaia PHOs with Northland District Health Board.
Six of the awards were given for Outstanding Achievements in primary health care: Margaret Hand, Bernie Hetaraka, Sue Bree, Bronwyn Henderson, Catherine Beazley and Judy McHardy.
NorthTec was honoured for educational excellence following a tertiary student satisfaction survey facilitated by Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō, a national Māori Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Development Programme.
The ACE awards were developed to publically acknowledge both individuals and teams who demonstrate outstanding leadership, quality work, community participation and academic success in the field of Nursing and Midwifery.
Mary Carthew, Associate Director of Nursing: primary health care:
“The ACE awards – Acknowledging, Celebrating and Encouraging excellence in primary health care practice – are one way of show-casing what nurses and midwives do in their everyday work. Nurses and midwives work in teams and are, by nature, quiet achievers who more often than not deflect individual praise. The ACE awards have been developed to publically acknowledge both individuals and teams which, by knowing about them, will inspire others. Celebrating with whanau and colleagues the value of nursing and midwifery leadership, quality work, community participation and academic success is integral to improving practice and connecting with the communities we serve.”
The ACE award will be an annual event in May each year to be part of celebrations for the International Day of the Midwife (May 5) , and International Nurses Day (May 12). To download your ACE nomination form go to http://www.manaiapho.co.nz/PrimaryHealthCareNursingDownloads