Awesome nurse recognised by peers

bronteClinical Nurse Brontie Hicks from St John of God Murdoch Hospital’s Emergency Department has been awarded the 2015 Ansell H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award.

The annual award, Heal, Educate, Reach, Overcome, was established by manufacturing organisation Ansell to recognise nurses who have made lasting impressions on their peers, patients, profession, and community.

Emergency Department Nurse Manager Gail Chambers nominated Bronte for the award, saying she ticked all the boxes of what it means to be a H.E.R.O.

“Not only is Brontie an awesome nurse, she is also a fantastic teacher, who is responsible for professional development of our caregivers in the Emergency Department and the coordination of our Postgraduate Diploma in Critical Care Nursing,” Ms Chambers says.

“She is passionate about her role and always aims for high standards and excellence.”

Twenty-two nurses from Australia and New Zealand were nominated for their outstanding contributions to the nursing profession. The winner was the nurse with the most online votes cast by his/her peers.

Ms Hicks, who received 3312 votes, was excited to win the award.

“It means a great deal, not only to be nominated, but to be recognised by your peers for the work you do on a daily basis,” Ms Hicks says.

“I truly love what I do, the team I work with and the patients I care for.”

Each winner will receive a H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award Plaque and a copy of the ACORN Standards.  Each of their nominators will also receive a one year subscription to The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin.

Visit to learn more about the 2015 competition.


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