2015 Nurse of the Year


The Rotary Club of Karrinyup Nurse of the Year Award was created some 26 years ago to honour outstanding nurses working at the Osborne Park Hospital.  This annual perpetual Award recognises a nurse (or midwife) whose daily dedication and care epitomises the highest standard of quality and personal commitment.  Osborne Park Hospital has a number of wards catering for surgical, rehabilitation, midwifery and aged care and there are approximately 270 nurses and midwives working at the hospital. Nominations for the Award may be made by nurses, patients, doctors and hospital management staff.  This Award, which is displayed proudly on the wall at Osborne Park Hospital, is highly regarded by the staff and promoted extensively by the Hospital.

The 2015 Winner of the Nurse of the Year Award is Clinical Nurse Manager Patricia Morgan.  Patricia trained in the UK qualifying in 1998.  She worked at a Tertiary Neuroscience Centre in the UK as a staff nurse and then a Sister gaining experienced in Neurosurgery, Neurology and Neuro ICU. Patricia migrated to Australia in 2004 with her family and was sponsored by Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital working in both Neurology and Neurosurgery.

During this time she gained a lot of experience covering senior positions such as Clinical Nurse Specialist for Neurosurgery, Clinical Nurse Manager for Neuroscience, Discharge Coordinator and Clinical Nurse Consultant for Stroke.

She was offered the opportunity to come to Osborne Park Hospital as Clinical Nurse Specialist for Stroke Management. During the past few years she has had the opportunity to present sessions at the Stroke Society of Australasia annual scientific conference, the WA Health Department, Nursing and Midwifery conference and she was also a finalist in the 2012 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards Emerging Leader category.

Patricia has now completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Neuroscience where she was recognised as the candidate of the year. She has also completed a Diploma of Management.

Our 2015 Nurse of the Year is an ardent advocate for all her patients and she is always willing to share her knowledge and experience with her colleagues.

Our sincere congratulations to our 2015 Osborne Park Hospital Nurse of the Year – Patricia Morgan.

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