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The Northern NSW Local Health District has launched a new award program to recognise dedicated nursing and midwifery staff across the health service.

The STELLAR Awards, developed by the Nursing and Midwifery Service, encourages members of the public to nominate a staff member or team who has provided exceptional care.

Katharine Duffy, Director Nursing, Midwifery and Aboriginal Health, said the awards were a special way to honour staff for their incredible contributions to their profession.

‘I am very pleased to launch the Northern NSW Local Health District Nursing and Midwifery Service STELLAR Awards’, Ms Duffy said.

‘The awards are a monthly recognition program which recognise individuals or teams of registered and enrolled nurses, registered midwives or assistants in nursing/midwifery who have made an outstanding contribution to the health service and the care of the local community.

‘The STELLARs will add to our existing annual recognition of excellence by providing an opportunity for patients, members of the community and other health care workers to nominate nurses and midwives on a regular basis,’ said Ms Duffy.

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How to nominate

Patients and visitors can nominate staff using nomination forms available in each health service, or online here.

Nominations will be reviewed each month and the winner chosen on merit. They’ll receive a badge and certificate, and go into the running for the annual STELLAR award.

To find out more, head to the Northern NSW Local Health District website.