Group photo of RMH nurses Megan Hoffmann, Clare Rowe, Emma Gardiner, Angela Jones, Melody Trueman, Nicola Taylor, Deng Deng, Madelene McPhillips, and Yasna Cardoza at the 2022 National Nursing Forum in Darwin.
19 August 2022
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Nurses from the Royal Melbourne Hospital have been in Darwin this week to present at the 2022 National Nursing Forum. 

Nine nurses from the Royal Melbourne Hospital have been in the Northern Territory this week to present at the Australian College of Nursing's National Nursing Forum.

The three-day forum from 17-19 August has given the team the opportunity to share their work and innovations on a national stage.

5 West Day Medical Centre Nurse Unit Manager Nicola Taylor was among Thursday’s presenters, speaking about the ambulatory infusion service developed at RMH Royal Park.

“It was really cathartic to look back and see what we’ve achieved. I am so proud. The more I spoke the more proud I felt – not just of what we had done, but that we did it together,” Nicola said.

The other RMH presenters at the forum were Yasna Cardoza, Deng Deng, Emma Gardiner, Angela Jones, Madelene McPhillips, Clare Rowe, Melissa Stanley and Melody Trueman. Fellow nurses Jayne Amy, Karrie Long, Jade Ryan, Katelyn Stevens and Anne Tuddenham were also co-authors.

The presenters were supported to attend the forum by the RMH Foundation, thanks to the generous support of our donors.

“RMH nurses play a crucial role in advancing healthcare for everyone, every day. The past two years have been particularly challenging, and nurses have played a key role in delivering care to the community and improving the health system,” said RMH Foundation Director Edward Smith.

“It is important our nursing staff have the opportunity to present their innovations and learnings with their colleagues and other health services.”

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