The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) held its annual Excellence in Nursing Awards and Scholarships on Friday as part of our celebrations for International Nurses Day.

There were many outstanding nominees and winners recognised for their contributions to nursing and the RMH, including two recipients for our Nurse of the Year (Clinical) Award.

Fleur Kiley supports several of our mental health teams and was noted for her passion for person-centred care and being a kind and supportive colleague, while Melani Nettasingha from our emergency general surgery ward was recognised for her dedication to providing high-quality care and for her leadership in a fast-paced environment.

Congratulations to all the individuals and teams who were nominated and received awards, and thank you to our entire nursing team for the care and support you provide to our community every day.

2023 Excellence in Nursing Awards and Scholarships

Nurse of the Year (Clinical): Fleur Kiley and Melani Nettasingha

Nurse of the Year (Leadership): Ravinder Kumar and Kerry Shanahan

Nurse of the Year (Team): Centralised Recruitment Nursing Team

June Allen Nursing Scholarship: Annie Tuddenham

Lynly S Aitken Scholarship: Kelsey Rutland

Lynly and Yvonne Aitken Scholarship: Skye Coote

Jane Bell Scholarship (Royal Melbourne Graduate Nurse Association): Hayley Stockdale

AH Wall Award (Graduate Nurse of the Year): Kiran Sahota

RISE (Registered nurse Introduction to Specialty Education) Award: Roslyn Collins

Margaret Harvard and Assumpta Lee Award (Postgraduate Nurse of the Year): Melvin Kok Yao Khor

Preceptorship Award: Jean Davies

Nurse with patient on infectious diseases ward
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